CUPS, Firefox, and PPD to force Black and White

Bill Moseley moseley at
Tue Nov 20 02:03:38 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 09:21:11AM -0800, NoOp wrote:
> On 11/19/2007 09:03 AM, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > 
> > BTW -- Why doesn't Firefox offer the printer options from the PPD?
> > Just not a very advanced printing interface?  Can I pipe the output
> > from Firefox thorugh, say, gtkpl?
> > 
> Why are you doing all of that? Can you set your printer to print to B&W?
> If so, add the printer, set it as B&W and name it BW<printername>. Now
> add the printer again, set it as Color and name it Color<printername>,
> ditto for duplex etc.
> Now set BW<printername> as the default printer. When you want to print
> in color print to the Color<printername> printer. It's the same printer,
>  it's just now set to print in color instead of B&W.

Hum, I think that's exactly what I described that didn't work in
Firefox.  That's the part you didn't quote from my original email.

It works when I print from OpenOffice, but when printing from Firefox
it always prints in color.

Bill Moseley
moseley at

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