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Solved: Thunderbird wants to print to old printer

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by steigerhouse, Jan 11, 2015.

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  1. steigerhouse

    steigerhouse Thread Starter

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    I bought a new laser printer. I removed my old printer from "Printers" and other devices in control panel. I installed my new printer and made it the default printer. Some programs had to be redirected to my new printer the first time I tried to print from them. Other programs went to the new printer as the default printer on their own. Mozilla Thunderbird email program tries to print to the old printer every time I want to print something. I have to go to printer dialog and select the new printer from the pull down list each time. I cannot find a way to make the new printer the default for Thunderbird in the program anywhere. Any ideas?:):):)
     
  2. throoper

    throoper Trusted Advisor (deceased)

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    Check in the TB config editor and see if you have a print_printer entry.
    Normally Thunderbird just uses the system default printer, but sometimes a different default gets set in the programs configuration and needs to be cleared.

    In TB, click Tools>Options>Advanced>General tab.
    In the Advanced Configuration section, click the Confi Editor button.
    In the Config editor window, type print_printer in the Search bar.
    If there are any print_printer entries, right click them and click Reset.
    Close and reopen TB and see if the system default printer is now the one being used.
     
  3. steigerhouse

    steigerhouse Thread Starter

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    Thanks throoper. That fixed the problem. They really have that buried away in there.
     
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    You're welcome. (y)
     
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