Bug 17364 - REGRESSION: Ignores default printer and prints to PDF
Summary: REGRESSION: Ignores default printer and prints to PDF
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 17388
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Mac (Intel) OS X 10.5
: P4 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar, Regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-14 11:56 PST by Ken McGuire
Modified: 2008-03-16 23:21 PDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Ken McGuire 2008-02-14 11:56:02 PST
My printer default is set to a network Brother HL-2070N printer. When I select print, using WebKit, it goes to Adobe PDF 8.0, rather than the default printer. Using any URL I tried, and alternating between Safari and WebKit, when I try to print, Safari will always choose the default printer, and WebKit always chooses the PDF.
Comment 1 Alexey Proskuryakov 2008-02-15 01:50:31 PST
I don't have Adobe PDF, so I haven't tried to verify.
Comment 2 Alexey Proskuryakov 2008-02-15 01:51:57 PST
Comment 3 John Sullivan 2008-02-15 11:03:51 PST
I don't completely follow the problem here. Does "Adobe PDF 8.0" mean Acrobat Reader a.k.a. Adobe Reader? And when printing "choose the PDF", what does that mean exactly -- what appears in the Print dialog?
Comment 4 John Sullivan 2008-02-15 12:55:49 PST
I got the following clarification in email:

One of the choices I have for a printer is "Adobe PDF 8.0" When I select that, the output is not a printed copy, but a PDF file saved to my hard drive (or where ever I choose to save it). My system default is set for a conventional printer, and everything but WebKit prints using my default printer. WebKit ignores the default and always selects the PDF option.
Comment 5 John Sullivan 2008-02-15 12:58:28 PST
Do you know what software you installed to get "Adobe PD 8.0" in this list? I presume it's Acrobat Reader, but maybe not.

It seems really unlikely that this behavior was triggered by any change in WebKit. As far as I know, WebKit and Safari have no influence on the list of printers or the initially selected printer in that list. But it is certainly curious that the nightly build behaves differently than the released version of Safari.
Comment 6 Ken McGuire 2008-02-15 13:12:54 PST
(In reply to comment #5)

I believe it was Acrobat 8 Pro that did it, but I am not certain of that. There is no doubt that Safari and WebKit handle it differently.

Comment 7 Robert Blaut 2008-03-16 23:21:05 PDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17388 ***