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DaveS


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 11:49    Post_subject:  Opera Question  

Am I the only one having major problems printing from Opera? Scaling is wrong, same job repeats over and over, and text boxes are just gobledegook. Unusable!
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Henry

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 16:36    Post_subject:  

I use Opera only and have since it first appeared, and now ver 11..

It's the best browser, but I don't try to print from it.

It's never worked right, and I just burned through a dozen sheets discovering that's still true. If I can't get it right probably others can't either.
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 16:49    Post_subject:  

I've never tried, but as a workaround maybe you could print to a pdf file, and then print that?
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 16:51    Post_subject:  

Henry wrote:
I use Opera only and have since it first appeared, and now ver 11..

It's the best browser, but I don't try to print from it.

It's never worked right, and I just burned through a dozen sheets discovering that's still true. If I can't get it right probably others can't either.


Thanks Henry. Just confirms what I am already pretty sure of. Dig deep enough and there are reports of this all over the internet.

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 16:52    Post_subject:  

106498 wrote:
I've never tried, but as a workaround maybe you could print to a pdf file, and then print that?


But why would I bother when Firefox has it nailed? Such a shame... such a great browser so deeply flawed for anything other than just displaying web pages..............................

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 17:01    Post_subject:  

Opera is a suite like SeaMonkey.
I wonder if printing an e-mail message would fail also. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 17:14    Post_subject:  

Béèm wrote:
Opera is a suite like SeaMonkey.
I wonder if printing an e-mail message would fail also. Twisted Evil


Google results suggest that it does fail most of the time.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan 2011, 03:16    Post_subject:  

I am currently on Ubuntu and can print from Opera 11.00 final (build 1156). I will try Lupu and Wary later.

DaveS: Which version of Opera are you using and which Puppy?

Searching the Opera Forum http://my.opera.com/community/forums/ I see that there was a printing corruption bug in some earlier versions.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan 2011, 03:23    Post_subject:  

Terryphi wrote:
I am currently on Ubuntu and can print from Opera 11.00 final (build 1156). I will try Lupu and Wary later.

DaveS: Which version of Opera are you using and which Puppy?

Searching the Opera Forum http://my.opera.com/community/forums/ I see that there was a printing corruption bug in some earlier versions.


Using Opera 11 with both Lucid and Wary, same result. Here is a sample of the kind of thing I mean:



This looks like an encoding issue?

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan 2011, 09:04    Post_subject:  

I went to the Opera support site and picked one of the many strings on printing problems:

http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=783492

Take a moment to read this and you won't be looking in Puppy for the problem.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan 2011, 12:50    Post_subject:  

Terryphi wrote:
I am currently on Ubuntu and can print from Opera 11.00 final (build 1156). I will try Lupu and Wary later.

DaveS: Which version of Opera are you using and which Puppy?

Searching the Opera Forum http://my.opera.com/community/forums/ I see that there was a printing corruption bug in some earlier versions.


Terryphi.. could you try this page http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/system76-bringing-linux-to-the-desktop-1-stupid-fast-computer-at-a-time/43063 No need to waste paper, just print to PDF then open the PDF in a viewer.

Tried saving the page as a single document and opening later for printing. Same junk.

I have build 1156.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan 2011, 13:13    Post_subject:  

DaveS: I have tried printing 1 page on Lupu519. Yes, it is junk.

However, if you validate the webpage you will see that it is also junk!

I rarely feel the need to print pages from a browser but when I have printed from Opera I have encountered no problems.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan 2011, 13:25    Post_subject:  

DaveS: I tried printing an email. It worked fine.
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