Subject: Re: firefox breaks when I go to the print menu
To: Dave B <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/19/2005 09:03:54
In message <20050814224053.51FBA3BFD99@berkshire.machshav.com>, "Steven M. Bell
>In message <20050814220052.GF25428@piano.dberg.net>, 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
>>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
>>mapsonus.com 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.
I spoke too soon -- it's now failing again. But -- the Linux binary
works, and it's using the same set of options.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb