Firefox 86 released for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms and is available for download. Mozilla boasts the new version comes with total cookie protection aka State partitioning that protects users from cookies that track you from site to site. In addition to this and multiple PiP feature, Firefox comes with a new design for Print Preview.
What you need to know:
- Firefox 86 comes with a new Print Interface similar to Chrome
- Mozilla made it easy to get to the current page print Preview with Ctrl+P shortcut. Earlier, you need to select the Print option in the menu for that.
- The new UI lacks Simplify Page option
- You may also miss the “Margins & Header Footer” options used to present in the Page Setup of the old UI.
- In the release notes, Mozilla states “we’ve improved our print functionality (in Firefox) with a cleaner design and better integration with your computer’s printer settings”
If you want to print something to your printer, you may want to save some ink as well as papers by using the Simplify option offered on Print Preview Page.
Selecting the option removes navigation menus and unnecessary elements such as text or ads on the sidebar.
Note: Reader mode also does this, but it may not be supported on all pages that you want to print.
So, there are obviously Pros and cons with Firefox’s new Print User Interface.
If you’ve more compelling reasons to dislike the new UI, you can disable it and get back to old or classic Print UI in Firefox by following the steps given below.
Disable the new Print UI in Firefox 86 or newer versions
- Launch Firefox browser
- Visit about: config in the address bar
- Click on Accept Risk and continue
- type tab_mo in the Search box
- Click on toggle icon to change print.
tab_modal. enabled pref value from true to false
That’s it! You’ve restored the Classic Print experience in Firefox.
What’s your take on Firefox’s new Print dialog in version 86? Have you liked it? Let us know in the comments below.
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