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Firefox Will Not let You Save print Settings
Windows 7 64 bit and Firefox does not allow you to apply printer settings,We use black ink only and print fast draft,pages are from different sites.You must select black ink and fast draft for every page every time.
We have no problem with IE 8 it will let you apply settings and they are there for the next page.
Our 4 other computer using Firefox 3 running on vista ,1 on XP work just fine with firefox printer settings are the same every time you open and want to print.
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Try resetting the prefs for that one printer in about:config.
We did printer reset and it is the same,the print window in firefox does not even have a button to let you APPLY printer settings after you change them.
Did you reset all the prefs for that particular printer?
Yes there was only one print.print_printer
That isn't good, the other printer prefs should reappear in about:config after the first time that printer is used in Firefox. If that isn't happening, your Profile is broken - create a new Profile.
We went in and reset any reference to that printer there was,still same problem when you select print change settings to fast draft ,color to blank ink cartridge only there is no way in the Firefox print window to let you apply those settings to that site or page only have an ok or cancel button,each time you want to print you must manually change it for every page.
This problem is specific to this computer running windows 7 64 bit
I have even downloaded IE9 it lets you apply settings in the print window
On the print dialog, File >Print, is there a "Properties" button next to the printer name? On my HP printer, I had to go there, then up comes HP's dialog, and use HP's software to make that change to "black cartridge only" (or other settings) a permanent change. To switch back to color (or other settings), you must go through the same process, at least on my printer.
In IE8 on my system, it is "Preferences" instead of "Properties".
Modified by Helper7677
Sorry, I can't see any way to diagnose why Firefox isn't saving that setting on the Win7-64 installation and it does on the Vista and XP Firefox installations. My guess would be a problem with the 64 bit drivers / software for that printer or 32 / 64 bit incompatibility issues with that software. See if there are updated drivers available for that printer model.
As far as differences between IE9 and Firefox, they probably aren't using the exact same parts of the printer drivers / software. Plus IE9 may be a 64-bit application (I'm not sure as IE9 is of no use to me on XP and Ubuntu). Plus as Helper7677 mentioned, the manner in which that setting is changed differs between IE and Firefox. The printer software might be using parts of IE /Windows that cross-browser applications can't or don't access.