Subject: Re: firefox breaks when I go to the print menu
To: Dave B <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/14/2005 18:40:53
In message <>, Dave B writes:
>  I'd been having this problem for awhile too, under various ver-
>sions of Firefox.  The other day though, I did something that seems
>to have fixed it (not that I'm 100% certain that these actions
>caused the improved behavior, but I don't know what else would've).
>  First, I went to the
>    about:config
>page to check out the print settings (i.e., I put "print" in the
>Filter: field).  Not being sure exactly what to adjust, I started
>by doing a right-click Reset on all the non-default-valued entries.
>No, that wasn't much fun...  Then I closed firefox, re-removed the
>compreg.dat file and re-started.  Now I can finally print that
> page which I so desperately needed last week (a little
>too late, but maybe it'll keep working for whatever comes up next).
>  If it matters: some time ago, I imported existing Mozilla set-
>tings into an earlier version of Firefox--so maybe I had garbage
>in my printer config from that.

Fascinating -- that seems to be helping me, too.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,