Thunderbird Printing problems

Jack Jackson jackson.linux at
Wed Oct 12 00:11:11 UTC 2005

squareyes wrote:
> Jack Jackson wrote:
>> squareyes wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> am having problems printing out emails from Thunderbird.
>>> Printer is HP Laserjet 1100, works fine from OpenOffice, gedit etc.
>>> Will not print from the "print" in the file menu, and only sometimes 
>>> will
>>> it print from the "print" icon.When clicking on either it shows that 
>>> it is printing,
>>> but does not show any print dialog, only shuts down Thunderbird.
>>> Does anyone have any ideas as to what I am doing wrong?
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Take Care,
>>> Winton
>> THis is going to sound weird but try this:
>> When you open Thunderbird, select File -> Page Setup. WHen that dialog 
>> opens, click OK. Then try printing.
>> Let us know if it works
> Hi Jack,
> thanks a lot, that works. Hope I haven't broken anything to cause this. :-)
> Take Care
> Winton

Isn't that the weirdest thing? I was so grateful when someone else 
pointed out the "fix" to this bug. I do hope the actuall bug gets fixed 
soon, but it's a nice workaround.


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