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Printer using system dialog box

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Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

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Currently there is a preference to switch back to the old style:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste tab_mo and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the print.tab_modal.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false (you can ignore the other preferences)

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contact409 said

Apparently Mozilla did an update and now it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

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Currently there is a preference to switch back to the old style:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste tab_mo and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the print.tab_modal.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false (you can ignore the other preferences)

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jscher2000 said

Currently there is a preference to switch back to the old style: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box in the page, type or paste tab_mo and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the print.tab_modal.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false (you can ignore the other preferences)

Bless you! Thanks very much!

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Bless you! Thanks very much!

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Thanks for this solution it works. Please Firefox put it back, I use it all the time in the main because I might not be wanting to print all the pages AND/OR because I want to utilise Simplify Page.

Is there a way to access Simpify Page when using the new Firefox print?

BUT really Firefox, you are becoming more and more like Chrome and I hate their iinterface!

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jesjaspers said

Is there a way to access Simpify Page when using the new Firefox print?

Currently, there is not. It is on the wish list for a future update.

You can streamline your page view and printout using the Reader View. Since it is more widely spaced for reading, you may need to adjust the line spacing and text size before printing. Here are a couple of screenshots:

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