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I want to print. 'selection' and' print frames' are greyed out.

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I want to print info on a page. 'selection' & 'print frames' are greyed out.

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Every time Firefox opened

== forever

I want to print info on a page. 'selection' & 'print frames' are greyed out. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == forever

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Print Frames is only available for web pages that have frames. You need to highlight a selection on a webpage to be able to use Selection.

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I want to print info on a page. 'selection' & 'print frames' are greyed out.

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Print Frames is only available for web pages that have frames. You need to highlight a selection on a webpage to be able to use Selection.

Print Frames is only available for web pages that have frames. You need to highlight a selection on a webpage to be able to use Selection.
amit.malhotra.dc 0 solutions 3 answers

I am using Firefox 4 and having this problem on a web page that definitely has frames. I tried selecting a frame and the frame print options were still grayed out.

I have been accessing this web page and printing individual frames for years. When I was using Firefox 3.16 up until yesterday, these options were not grayed out. In Internet Explorer 8 and previous versions, the print preview screen included frame print options; when I hopped over to Internet Explorer 9, I found that the print preview screen had been changed to no longer offer these options (!) but a little Internet research showed that pressing Ctrl-P on the frame in question did in fact print the individual frame.

So what is going on with Firefox 4?

I am using Firefox 4 and having this problem on a web page that definitely has frames. I tried selecting a frame and the frame print options were still grayed out. I have been accessing this web page and printing individual frames for years. When I was using Firefox 3.16 up until yesterday, these options were not grayed out. In Internet Explorer 8 and previous versions, the print preview screen included frame print options; when I hopped over to Internet Explorer 9, I found that the print preview screen had been changed to no longer offer these options (!) but a little Internet research showed that pressing Ctrl-P on the frame in question did in fact print the individual frame. So what is going on with Firefox 4?
fredblogg 0 solutions 1 answers

Even when i highlight a section of a web page the selection button is still greyed out , very frustrating........

Even when i highlight a section of a web page the selection button is still greyed out , very frustrating........
thesolution 0 solutions 2 answers

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Hi,

My dad told me he had this 'no selection' problem when he wanted to print out a selection in Hotmail, so I had a hunt around, but didn't find a definitive solution.

So, I have done some playing around, and have come up with this solution which works if you want to print out a selection in Hotmail (using firefox), but it is now greyed out.

It seems to be connected with the way that Hotmail handles frames.

(Thought I would post it as posts like this have helped me a ton in the past :0))

To print a selection in hotmail you need to do this.

1/ On the email you want to print click the small Printer icon in the hotmail menu.

There is no need to highlight a selection at this stage because the email is in a frame, so it will do no good anyway.

2/ A new page will open up and the printer dialog box will open up.

Close the printer dialog box.

3/ Highlight the text selection that you want to print on that page.

4/ Press Ctrl-P on the keyboard.

5/ The printer dialog box will now pop up again and you will be able to choose 'Selection'

Your selection will now print.

Hi, My dad told me he had this 'no selection' problem when he wanted to print out a selection in Hotmail, so I had a hunt around, but didn't find a definitive solution. So, I have done some playing around, and have come up with this solution which works if you want to print out a selection in Hotmail (using firefox), but it is now greyed out. It seems to be connected with the way that Hotmail handles frames. (Thought I would post it as posts like this have helped me a ton in the past :0)) '''To print a selection in hotmail you need to do this.''' 1/ On the email you want to print click the small Printer icon in the hotmail menu. There is no need to highlight a selection at this stage because the email is in a frame, so it will do no good anyway. 2/ A new page will open up and the printer dialog box will open up. Close the printer dialog box. 3/ Highlight the text selection that you want to print on that page. 4/ Press Ctrl-P on the keyboard. 5/ The printer dialog box will now pop up again and you will be able to choose 'Selection' Your selection will now print.