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Recently updated firefox and now print margins are metric, how do I reset to inches?

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When I use firefox and click on an image to view image, when I go to print the image I am now unable to set margins in inches it is locked into metric measurements, this didn't happen before last last update. How do I restore to use inches?

Checked troubleshooting section and under user profile it shows margins for printer at 0.5 inches but page size at 279.00 height and 215.00 width.

I rolled back firefox to previous version and still have problem.

Chosen solution

Thanks, was able to edit printer entries and reset to English units. Looked like the setting for printer paper size unit was set to 1 and forced settings into metric, once set to 0 firefox accepted printer settings and displayed English units. Thanks.

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The inch/metrics selection is usually linked to the currently set paper format, so make sure that you haven't selected a metric format. You can also try to reset involved print prefs on the about:config page.

Modified by cor-el

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Chosen Solution

Thanks, was able to edit printer entries and reset to English units. Looked like the setting for printer paper size unit was set to 1 and forced settings into metric, once set to 0 firefox accepted printer settings and displayed English units. Thanks.

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You're welcome.

I will mark your above reply as the solution.

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I was just updated with a newer version of Fire Fox. The Page Setup is now in Metric instead of inches. The paper size under properties is Letter. So what happened? I have used Firefox for years and never had this issue. If I do Page Preview under Internet Explorer it is in inches like it is supposed to be. Something got changed in Fire Fox. Thank you.

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Hi sleeperph

Lets continue this in your own thread.

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Obviously no one at Mozilla cares about this issue. I have 46.0.1 on two computers with the same issue.

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sleeperph said

Obviously no one at Mozilla cares about this issue. I have 46.0.1 on two computers with the same issue.

You have your questions thread over here, as cor-el pointed out already. Please continue in that thread as you have two answers which you haven't responded to. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1123955

closing this thread as it is marked "solved".