bugzilla bug 308173 should be reconsidered after 10 years (printer selection mechanism, ignores default printer)
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=308173 In Firefox 1.5, a developer was having problems with a network printer going offline causing him to have to change the… (read more)
In Firefox 1.5, a developer was having problems with a network printer going offline causing him to have to change the default printer often. Because he really only needed it to work in the product he was QAing he patched Firefox for Windows to set it to the last used printer. There have been a few DUPEs since then, and some chatter in the support forums from people who thought their printer drivers were broken, and I've just seen this "why can't I print from this webpage?" question popup in the field, where they had accidentally selected presumably by keyboard input a virtual printer instead of the real one.
Windows now tells you if the printer is offline anyway.