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From: "David E. Ross" <nob...@nowhere.invalid>
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On 7/24/12 1:03 PM, Ed wrote:
> On 7/24/2012 2:31 PM Ed submitted the following:
>> On 7/24/2012 1:32 PM Ed submitted the following:
>>> On 7/24/2012 11:08 AM Jay Garcia submitted the following:
>> < D E L E T E D >
>>>> In your OS printers section, click on your HP Printer and select
>>>> "Properties". Set it as default. Then, in any OTHER application such as
>>>> Word, etc. bring up a document and print. Does it use the HP default
>>>> printer? Probably so. Now start Seamonkey and print. What happens now?
>>>> If it still uses the PaperPort then exit Seamonkey, locate your profile
>>>> and the file prefs.js - make a copy of this file. Then right-click on
>>>> prefs.js (not the copy) and choose "edit". find all the lines referring
>>>> to printers and remove the lines. Save - Exit - restart SM. Now what
>>>> happens when you print?
>>> That did it. And it added the HP printer info back into the prefs.js file.
>>> Also looking at the pref.js file there is quite a bit of garbage(?) left over
>>> from installations of extensions that are no longer in use and were not removed
>>> when removing the extensions. I assume they can also be removed?
>> The above worked fine until I had a page I wanted to print in pdf.
>> I went to print - selected PDFCREATOR as a printer and printed the page.
>> Now THAT printer has been added to about:config and when exiting SM is now in
>> the prefs.js file along with the HP printer.
>> PDFCREATOR is now the printer that shows up in SeaMonkey as it's default printer
>> although the system default is the HP printer.
>> Back to square one.
> A little more investigation shows:
> 1. Cleaned printers out of prefs.js
> 2. Started SM
> 3. Printed to Printer WIN Default "A"
> 4. Printer "A" now shows up in about:config and prefs.js (after closing SM)
> 5. Started SM
> 6. Printed to Printer "A"
> 7. Selected a new Printer "B" (Printer "A" remains WIN Default printer)
> 8. Printed to Printer "B"
> 9. Printer "B" now shows up in about:config and prefs.js after Printer "A"
> entries. (after closing SM - Printer "A" remains WIN Default)
> 10. Started SM
> 11. Printer now prints to Printer "B"
> 12. Repeat steps 7 to 10 replacing "B" with "C"
> 13. Repeat steps 7 to 10 replacing "C" with "D"
> Now my SM default printer is Printer "D" (WIN Default still "A")
> Printer "D" is the last printer that shows in about:config and prefs.js
> print.save_print_settings is set to true
> It appears that each time a different printer is selected when printing from
> SeaMonkey, SeaMonkey reverts back to the last printer in line in the
> about:config table after the print job and, if not previously in the config file
> adds the printer just used after the previously entered printers.
Instead, I think SeaMonkey remembers the last printer it used and makes
that its default printer until some other printer is used by SeaMonkey.
That is, SeaMonkey's default printer is always the last printer
SeaMonkey actually used.
David E. Ross
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