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Print preview button is missing with Firefox again.

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Tried to reset settings. Does not work. Went to about:config, than tab.mo / print.tab_modal.enabled set to false. Did this method before and it worked. Now this method does not work trying to get print preview back. Firefox is my web browser. I am in windows 8.1. Seems like Firefox did some updates again and now I can not get print preview back! WHY DOES NOT FIREFOX LEAVE WILL ENOUGH ALONE WHEN THEY HAVE SOMETHING GOOD? Bring back the old classic print preview button back and leave it. Now how can I get the old print preview button back???? Need help!! Thanks philm

Tried to reset settings. Does not work. Went to about:config, than tab.mo / print.tab_modal.enabled set to false. Did this method before and it worked. Now this method does not work trying to get print preview back. Firefox is my web browser. I am in windows 8.1. Seems like Firefox did some updates again and now I can not get print preview back! WHY DOES NOT FIREFOX LEAVE WILL ENOUGH ALONE WHEN THEY HAVE SOMETHING GOOD? Bring back the old classic print preview button back and leave it. Now how can I get the old print preview button back???? Need help!! Thanks philm

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can we at least have print.tab_modal.enabled back again

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jscher2000 said

ace54858 said

not only do you have to up the size to even be able to read anything you print classic set to 100 was great now you have to set it to 115-120 to get the same as it was with classic

On screen, right, not on the printout?

Yes, unless you are displaying a maximized window at Full HD, the preview doesn't use the available space efficiently. I think there is a bug on file to address this in part, but I'm not sure whether it will get traction. There is an unofficial hack to fix this, which involves the community-supported workaround of a userChrome.css file. Here's an old post on that: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1320798#answer-1415936

see before this major crap merge with classic look you could set the size 100% was prefect now with this new crap have to change the scale to 115-120 to get the same size print with it set at 100 is way to small to read. guess they either don't belive in or have ever heard the term if it ain't broke don't fix it. and they went and broke what was perfectly fine and working and went and broke it to stupid to ask what users want.

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I'm visually impaired as well. No amount of increasing the size of a document in that small window is helpful when it only cuts off the page. Not being able to preview in a full size screen is just not an option for visually disabled people. The only solution I found so far was downgrading to ESR version and using firefox –allow-downgrade command to override downgrade protection in order to continue using my original profile. I know this is not a long-term solution but I hate being forced to change browsers after using Firefox over 15 years. I hope they reconsider forcing this terrible change.

I installed ESR to a new location rather than installing over 97.0.1 so we're able to use both versions now. To be safe I created a new profile for ESR, copy/pasted my original profile data into the new profile, then followed instructions in link below to open ESR with –allow-downgrade command to bypass downgrade protection and open with my original profile settings. I did have to re-enabled Print Preview using tab.mo / print.tab_modal.enabled set to false. I now have Print Preview back and my bookmarks and apps seem to be working fine. Be safe and backup if you decide to try.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-esr

https://www.trishtech.com/2020/08/how-to-downgrade-firefox-to-firefox-esr-in-windows/

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KM77 said

I'm visually impaired as well. No amount of increasing the size of a document in that small window is helpful when it only cuts off the page. Not being able to preview in a full size screen is just not an option for visually disabled people.

Hi KM77, could you tell me the width of the page area of the browser at your normal zoom level.

On my diagnostic page linked below, that is the "innerWidth" (left number on the 4th line in the box):

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/resolution.php

That number may be lower than your screen resolution if your system scaling (for example, Windows text size) is higher than 100%.

One of the obvious issues with the Firefox 84+ combined preview/setup design is that the setup panel on the right consumes 250 pixels of width. Therefore, as your available width goes down, the preview has to get smaller and smaller. Hopefully someone can come up with a workaround for that, such as making the setup panel roll-up/float, or making it horizontal.

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jscher2000 said

KM77 said

I'm visually impaired as well. No amount of increasing the size of a document in that small window is helpful when it only cuts off the page. Not being able to preview in a full size screen is just not an option for visually disabled people.

Hi KM77, could you tell me the width of the page area of the browser at your normal zoom level.

On my diagnostic page linked below, that is the "innerWidth" (left number on the 4th line in the box):

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/resolution.php

That number may be lower than your screen resolution if your system scaling (for example, Windows text size) is higher than 100%.

One of the obvious issues with the Firefox 84+ combined preview/setup design is that the setup panel on the right consumes 250 pixels of width. Therefore, as your available width goes down, the preview has to get smaller and smaller. Hopefully someone can come up with a workaround for that, such as making the setup panel roll-up/float, or making it horizontal.

1600

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Thanks, KM77. 1600 is pretty good, I thought it might be more in the 1280 range. In your case, the height might be more limiting because the preview is resized to fit within the height.

This is a little complicated to hack around (he says, after 4 hours of trying). I'll try to look at this again in a few days or next weekend.

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jscher2000 said

Thanks, KM77. 1600 is pretty good, I thought it might be more in the 1280 range. In your case, the height might be more limiting because the preview is resized to fit within the height. This is a little complicated to hack around (he says, after 4 hours of trying). I'll try to look at this again in a few days or next weekend.

I do appreciate you trying. I also use a multi-row bookmark script which limits the height even more in the new print preview. Everything is working fine with ESR but hopefully there's a longer-term solution.

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I completely agree with ace54858. Some self-centred person thinks the Chrome print layout is better than the old Firefox print preview and has unilaterally decided everyone else is an idiot. Well, in my opinion the designer of the new layout is the idiot. It is utter Cr**!

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There are now several posts about this on the new feedback site connect.mozilla.org (which has replaced mozilla.crowdicity.com). You can access this new site using your Firefox login. I would encourage anyone who has an opinion about this to visit the new site and leave some feedback.

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