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Bug 480245 - Printer paper size keeps being reduced
Printer paper size keeps being reduced
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-15 16:15 EST by Andrea
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:01 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:01:35 EDT
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Description Andrea 2009-01-15 16:15:28 EST
Description of problem:

After selecting certain paper sizes GIMP scales down the sizes whenever the
Page Setup dialog is displayed again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Bug present in 2.6.3 ad 2.6.4 (the latter coming from the testing rpm repo)
No problem with the previous rpm, 2.4.7

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a picture
2. Open the Page Setup
3. Select a printer (not "any printer") in "Format for"
4. Select a paper size (e.g. photo 4x6) (GIMP shows the correct page sizes)
5. Click Apply
6. Reopen page setup (sizes will have been scaled down)
7. repeat 6.

Actual results:

The sizes of the page are constantly scaled down e.g. for photo 4x6

1st) 101.6 x 152.4 (correct)
2nd) 53.6 x 35.8
3rd) 19 x 12.6
4th) 6.7 x 4.5
5th) 2.4 x 1.6

Expected results:
Page size stays at the initial selection.

Additional info:

1) GIMP honors those invalid sizes when printing. It actually uses the "next"
values in the list, so that it is impossible to use the correct initial values

2) Starting from the 2nd access to Page Setup, the "Format for": field
(initially set to the selected printer) is reverted to "Any printer", while the
name of the format is kept (i.e. to a value that does not belong to "any

3) Except for the first access, one does not need to click Apply, even Cancel
triggers an other down scaling of the sizes.
Comment 1 Andrea 2009-01-19 16:22:05 EST
The same happens of a PS3 running Fedora 10.
Comment 2 Andrea 2009-01-22 16:40:50 EST
The bug has been fixed in GTK+ on 03/12/2008 with commit 21841.
It would be nice to have an update of GTK+ in Fedora 9 and 10.
Comment 3 Andrea 2009-02-16 16:19:28 EST

I've just received an update of gtk2 to 2.12.12-2.
Is there any change the patch for this bug will be added to Fedora 9?

Comment 4 Andrey V. Henneberg 2009-03-21 07:36:18 EDT
I have the same problem on RussianFedora10 with latest updates. Current GTK+ is gtk2-2.14.7-7.fc10.i386 (from 'updates-testing').
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:29:31 EDT
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:01:35 EDT
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