Software Woes

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Firefox 3 printing on Linux

Printing from Firefox has been greatly improved in version 3, but there are still some minor quicks. The most annoying one is that the print dialog does not remember settings.

And some of the settings have annoying defaults. Firefox developers should really know that people are not just using web browser to browse the Internet and occasionally print some web pages. Developers all over the world are developing web applications for both Internet and intranet and printing is very important.

The main problem I have, is that Header and Footer settings are not remembered. So, for each page I want to print, I have to go to that tab, set all six fields to "--blank--" and then print. Each time I want to print anything.

I mean, how hard could it be to save those settings somewhere in ~/.mozilla/firefox and add a nice "Reset" button for people how change the settings so much they get lost.


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