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Print using system dialog

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Is there any way to set a preference for system print dialog box to open as a default, rather than Firefox's print dialog box?? (86.0 Firefox Release February 23, 2021)

I have looked thought the preferences and have not been able to find it (if there is one)

Thank-you

Ken

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hi Ken, your post is under Firefox for iOS for iPhone/iPad, but I think this question is about your Mac. A moderator can move it to the Firefox forum.

Firefox 85-86 have a preference you can use to return to the classic print experience where Command+P opens the MacOS print dialog instead of the new combined preview/setup/print overlay. But I'm not surprised the name didn't jump out at you when you went looking for it.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste tab_mo and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the print.tab_modal.enabled preference to switch the value between true (new experience) and false (classic)

(4) If there is another preference named app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled and it's set to true, you can double-click that one to switch it to false as well. If you do not have that one, no need to create it.

But while you're here, could you describe the features of the classic MacOS dialog that are missing from the overlay? It's not too late to get more things added before that preference is removed.

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Dear Kenwolf, The dialog box is predefined, it cannot be changed.

I hope I have been helpful

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Thanks. Can a preference setting to chose the system print settings as a default be included as a feature request for the next update?? Is there a link specifically for feature requests??

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hi Ken, your post is under Firefox for iOS for iPhone/iPad, but I think this question is about your Mac. A moderator can move it to the Firefox forum.

Firefox 85-86 have a preference you can use to return to the classic print experience where Command+P opens the MacOS print dialog instead of the new combined preview/setup/print overlay. But I'm not surprised the name didn't jump out at you when you went looking for it.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste tab_mo and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the print.tab_modal.enabled preference to switch the value between true (new experience) and false (classic)

(4) If there is another preference named app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled and it's set to true, you can double-click that one to switch it to false as well. If you do not have that one, no need to create it.

But while you're here, could you describe the features of the classic MacOS dialog that are missing from the overlay? It's not too late to get more things added before that preference is removed.

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Thank-you jscher2000!

That was the solution.

Ken

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