Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166105
Firefox defaults to American "Letter" paper, even with another locale chosen and printer set to A4
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
Description of problem:
Firefox always defaults to "Letter" paper format
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Everytime a new user goes to print it is defaulted to American Letter once this
is changed the change is persistent
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Goto Print, and watch as your printer generates an error cause it's recieveing
the wrong paper size.
American Letter is te default
If you have set your language to English(Australia) and your printer is set to
A4 you'd also like Firefox to default to A4, especially if you run a terminal
server and you have lots of end users who will not check the paper size setting
befoer they print.
This also causes some printers to barf and cause "lost printouts" (notably, HP
postscript laserJet's), without any error message at all. They just say "busy"
and then nothing. Or if you are really, really, lucky, it stops and *demand* you
insert letter paper (or restart it...)
BTW this is a dupe:
whitch itself is a dupe of:
whitch AGAIN is a dupe of an upstream bug:
(whitch also has its own dupe...)
Perhaps somebody should fix this...
BTW i cant check if it is still broken in rawhide, as any dialog box makes my
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 133658 ***