Can’t Print From Firefox Issue

By Ammarrauf01

Can’t Print From Firefox Issue. In this article, you will get to know why users can’t print from Firefox and what to do when you can’t print from Firefox. Firefox is a very popular and well-known browser. It is used by many people across the world. However, it is not used as much as Chrome, but it is still giving valuable features to its users. Firefox has also many bugs and errors like other various browsers. Many users have reported Print Preview Error in Firefox. You can’t print from Firefox directly due to this error. Here, we have discussed various troubleshooting methods to solve Firefox can’t print error.

Why Users Can’t Print From Firefox?

Some causes of this error can be:

-Corrupted add-one.
-Incorrect preview settings.
-Corrupted Firefox.
-Incompatible and faulty printer.

How To Fix Can’t Print From Firefox Issue?

First, print any page from MS Word. If you can print from other mediums and can’t print from Firefox, then only try the methods mentioned below. And, if you can’t print from MS Word, then the problem is not with Firefox but with the printer.

Method 1 – Open Firefox In Safe Mode:

If you get the Print Preview Error, then open the Firefox in Safe Mode. It will ensures that the most essential settings of Firefox are active and all the add-ons are disabled. To do so:

1.Hold the Shift key.
2.Open Firefox as you normally do.
3.A dialog will pop-up on your screen.
4.Click on yes to open Firefox in Safe Mode.
5.Now, try printing again and see if the error reappears.

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6.If the page gets printed successfully, then one of the add-ons or extensions are causing the issue. Read the next method to solve this issue.

Method 2 – Remove The Corrupted Add-Ons:

If you can easily print in the safe mode, then the issue was due to some add-ons. Disabling or removing the corrupted add-ons can fix the issue. To disable the add-ons in Firefox:

1.Open Firefox and press Ctrl + Shift + A to open the Add-ons page.
2.Click on the toggle next to the extensions to disable them.
3.Disable the extensions one by one.
4.Check each time if the Firefox printing error arises.
5.By doing this you will be able to pinpoint the corrupted extension and remove it.
6.Click on the 3 dot button beside the extension.
7.Then select the Remove option to delete the corrupted extension.

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8.When the corrupted extensions get removed, the issue will be resolved.
9.If again in Firefox an error occurred while printing, then check out the next solution.

Method 3 – Select The Correct Print Page Settings:

Firefox does not have the option to auto-adjust the print page settings. You to manually set the settings, as incorrect print page settings can trigger the error. To do so:

1.Open Firefox.
2.Click on the menu button (3 horizontal bars placed vertically on the upper right corner of the screen).
3.Select the Print option.
4.Click on the Page Setup option.

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5.In the Format & Options tab, change the Orientation to Portrait.
6.Check the Shrink to fit Page Width box.

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7.Next, select the Margins & Header/Footer tab.
8.Select the Margins as per the page.
9.Click on OK to save the changes.
10.Now, click on the Print option.
11.Make sure that the proper printer is selected.
12.Choose the Page Range and Number of copies.
13.Click on the Print option.

Method 4 – Reset The Firefox Printer Settings:

Resetting the Firefox printer setting can also fix Firefox can’t print issue. To reset the settings:

1.Open Firefox.
2.Click on the menu button again.
3.Click on the Help option.
4.Then select the Troubleshooting Information option.
5.Now, in the Application Basics section locate the Profile Folder option.

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6.Click on the Open Folder option beside the Profile Folder.
7.After the folder opens, close down Firefox.
8.Now, in the folder locate the prefs.js file
9.Copy it to the desktop as a backup.
10.Open the original prefs.js file in Notepad or WordPad.

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11.Find all the lines that start with ‘print_’ and delete them.
12.Check if can’t print from Firefox error is fixed or not.

Method 5 – Reinstall Firefox:

If you have tried all the above methods but nothing worked, then try to reinstall the Firefox. Probably, it can get corrupted. To do so:

1.Open the Run utility again.
2.Type appwiz.cpl
3.Press Enter to open the Programs and Features panel.
4.Locate the Firefox.
5.Right-click on it.
6.Select the Uninstall option.
7.Then follow the instructions on your screen to complete the uninstallation process.

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8.After the uninstallation, visit the Firefox official website.
9.Download the latest version and install it.