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Removing header and footer from Firefox print jobs

  Date: Nov 29    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 740
  

I've been going round and round trying to figure out how to keep the header and
footer (web address, date, etc) from printing. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 and have
a Canon MX860 printer with Canon IP4600 drivers.

I was able to do this in the past but now I can't find anything to click on in
page setup or printer menu. Anyone help on this one?

Konrad - Ubuntu for about a year and lovin' it.

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6 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 29    

Try: System>Administration>Printing to bring up a Printing - localhost window
with an icon for your printer, and double-click on the icon, and then choose
Policies where you need to set Starting Banner and Ending Banner to None.

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 29    

already checked there and they were set to None. That seems to be
for software pre-set header and footer text. I'm still lookin' around for that
hidden switch somewhere. I'm wanting to remember that it was my older Canon
printer where I had the stuff turned off. It may also be just a Firefox thing. I
may just have to live with this one...
Konrad - still looking.

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 29    

Try configuring Firefox - about:config in the firefox URL

Preference Names:

print.print_footerleft
print.print_footerright
print.print_headerleft
print.print_headerright

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Nov 29    

When the print window comes up, the one with the list of printers and the Print
button to actually do the job, there's a line of tabs at the top I was missing.
(Da!) One of those tabs is "Options" and that's where you can tweak the headers
and footers. Set all to "none" and it sticks for all print jobs until changed
again. Life is good.

 
Answer #5    Answered On: Nov 29    

Inquiring minds...

Why were you missing the tabs and how did you fix it?

 
Answer #6    Answered On: Nov 29    

The tabs wern't actually "missing", I just did not notice them when I looked at
the window. Slowed down, looked around and there they were. My error.

 
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