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print icon missing from pop up window

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When I use a link from a Web site to print the Web site or blog page, the item shows in a printable format in a pop up without a print icon in toolbar or right click options. I used the customize link to drag the print icon to the browser toolbar but it doesn't appear on the pop up printable version.

Any suggestions?

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You could make your case for a right-click context menu item here:

https://input.mozilla.org/feedback

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"When I use a link from a Web site to print the Web site or blog page, the item shows in a printable format in a pop up without a print icon in toolbar or right click options. "

Can you please clarify with a screenshot of what this looks like for further investigation please. How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

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Ctrl+p should call up a print dialog on any web page, assuming the website isn't intercepting that keyboard combination and a plugin (like Flash) isn't intercepting all keyboard input.

If you prefer something mouseable, I think there are some add-ons which add Print and possibly Print Preview to the right-click context menu.

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By the way, Firefox has a set of hidden preferences relating to pop-up windows, and these include the ability to force various bars to appear in addition to the address bar. If you use this site often and you want to try that, here's how you would do it:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste open_f and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar preference to switch it from false to true. (Does that sound backwards? You're saying it's true that you want to disable websites from suppressing the main navigation toolbar.)

On the downside, the tab bar and main toolbar take up a good deal of space, so you may need to resize the popup on some sites to see everything they intended to be visible

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guigs2 said

"When I use a link from a Web site to print the Web site or blog page, the item shows in a printable format in a pop up without a print icon in toolbar or right click options. " Can you please clarify with a screenshot of what this looks like for further investigation please. How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

I understand a page can be printed from the browser.

However, the print icon on blogs and news sites has the articles formatted so you will not get all the junk around the article.

Opera and Chrome seems to work fine without any extra addons. I am a webmaster and it concerns me for my users. Besides the fact that Firefox is my default browser.

Thanks for the reply.

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As the webmaster, you could add a print button/link. This is nothing to write home about, but for example you could use this script to insert a link on print-formatted pages:

<script type="text/javascript"> var el=document.createElement("a"); el.href="#"; el.innerHTML="Print"; el.className="printbtn"; document.body.appendChild(el); el.addEventListener("click", function(){window.print(); return false;}, "false"); var el2=document.createElement("style"); el2.type="text/css"; el2.appendChild(document.createTextNode(".printbtn{text-decoration:none; margin:2px 6px; padding:2px 6px; border:1px solid #333; color:#888; background-color:#fff; position:fixed; top:2px; left:10px; z-index:999999;} @media print{.printbtn{display:none !important;}}")); document.body.appendChild(el2); </script>

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jscher2000 said

As the webmaster, you could add a print button/link. This is nothing to write home about, but for example you could use this script to insert a link on print-formatted pages: <script type="text/javascript"> var el=document.createElement("a"); el.href="#"; el.innerHTML="Print"; el.className="printbtn"; document.body.appendChild(el); el.addEventListener("click", function(){window.print(); return false;}, "false"); var el2=document.createElement("style"); el2.type="text/css"; el2.appendChild(document.createTextNode(".printbtn{text-decoration:none; margin:2px 6px; padding:2px 6px; border:1px solid #333; color:#888; background-color:#fff; position:fixed; top:2px; left:10px; z-index:999999;} @media print{.printbtn{display:none !important;}}")); document.body.appendChild(el2); </script>

I was reluctant to mention my webmaster affiliation so it is not confused as an the issue with a Web design problem.

Joomla has a print button.

I am only mentioning this as a user, not a novice, that a missing feature to print is no longer in Firefox outside of the main browser. Whereas other browser at least give you the option to right click.

I personally can figure out alternative ways but since Firefox is "made for us, by us" it would be great if Firefox was compatible in ways novice users do not need these advanced skills to print in a clean format without all the browser extras.

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Chosen Solution

You could make your case for a right-click context menu item here:

https://input.mozilla.org/feedback