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IE7 printing default shrink to fit

I have a user that needs to change the default printing setting for IE7 from shrink to fit to 100%. She has the problem on two pcs running XP Pro SP3. I've searched for a solution and yet to find anything that works.

So far this is the best one:

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_STF_Scale_Min" /v iexplore.exe /t REG_DWORD /d 100 /f

But the problem, is when going to print preview it first comes up as 100% and the quickly changes to "shrink to fit" when the preview loads.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Hello Crossroads305,

Sounds like the registry edit is not holding. Restart the computer. Verify that the edit is still there. Then go to Print Preview

Use the hotfix to fix the shrink to fit issue

Hope this helps!
Rob Hutchinson

The thing you have to remember, is that there are "two"places to configure your printing usually.

One, is in the application, and the other is in the printer driver defaults. Make sure your printer driver does not have settings that are over-riding the application settings.

It might also just be an issue with the existing printer driver. Try upgrading the printer driver to the latest to see if this helps.

War 1 - I 'll try the restart and see if the entry is still there. I already ran that hotfix, and that only seems to fix Outlook issues.

Wirednet- I'll check the printers but she gets the same print out on 2 different printers
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Walt Forbes

Checked the printers and both have the lastest drivers. restarted the pc and the Reg Key still wasn't holding.

Run the following in the command prompt:

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_STF_Scale_Min" /v iexplore.exe /t REG_DWORD /d 100 /f


War1- That was already done. the Reg Key is still but IE7 is still overtaking it. It still show 100% at first but then changes to "shrink to fit" everytime.
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