No way to "Print Selection"

Bug #173371 reported by Michael Craft on 2007-12-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Epiphany Browser
epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: epiphany-browser

In the print dialog, there is no option to print only the selection.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, that's known upstream on

Changed in epiphany-browser:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Derrick Austin (austinderrick2) wrote :

I have this problem too. This is very annoying for multiple reasons....

fox (jm-whx) wrote :

I Can confirm this problem.
This problem exists with any other program, like Firefox, Texteditor etc... It seems to be a gnome problem.

Daresch (fukla-msi) wrote :

I can confirm this, too.
I tried it with Firefox 3 beta and gedit and with both programms there is this Problem.
I have a fresh installed Hardy.

In gusty, this seems to only be a problem with epiphany, but it seems to be a problem with many applications in hardy.

description: updated
Al Buntu (biedermann2) wrote :

I can confirm: Print selection is not possible with any program :-(

I can confirm this problem too. I tried it with Firefox 3.0 and gedit under ubuntu 8.04.

Schneidman82 (schneidman82) wrote :

I've got this problem too. I use hardy and FF3.

sybille (sybillel) wrote :

There is an option to print a selection in Firefox 3 (tested with firefox-3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1).

In the GTK+ printing dialog (File -> Print), choose the Options tab. You should see a check box for "Print Selection Only." It will be grayed out unless a something has been selected in the text before calling the print dialog.

I've added a screenshot of the dialog.

I wonder why other applications like epiphany, gedit and evince don't include this option as well. It seems like something that should be standardized for all GTK+ applications.

Tory (numeroprime) wrote :

Same as above... should be a basic feature for the Ubuntu/Gome system?


Changed in epiphany-browser:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: Confirmed → Unknown
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