Solved

print dialog box loads slow from mozilla or seamonkey

Posted on 2010-11-17
2
449 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have used mozilla for a browser and seamonkey for its email for sometime without problems.  Several weeks ago, the printer dialog box started taking 18 seconds to load for any printing within either one of these programs, whether to print out a website or email.
Long ago I deleted internet explorer so I can't run a comparison.  Just now, I did load the browser, Opera and tried to print a web page from it.  The print dialog box loaded instantly.  It also loads immediately for all other applications like Office, etc.  I have 23 printers showing on the dialog box, some are networked, some not and some are not physical printers, like paperport, or ScanSoft PDF Create.  It's interesting that when I select print with Opera it only shows 3 printers, however it allows me to browse select add others if I want.  What do you think is causing the delay in printing from those two browsers (mozilla and seamonkey)?
0
Comment
Question by:bigriver03
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
jsvor earned 250 total points
ID: 34163696
I have had issues with Acrobat having a long delay in the print dialog box coming up.  It turned out to be an old printer that was not available anymore was still installed on my machine and was causing the problem.  Since that printer was no longer available Acrobat was having a hard time when trying to bring up the print dialog box.  Removing the disconnected printer took care of the delay.  Go into your Printers and Faxes and remove any printers that are not available and see if that helps.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bigriver03
ID: 34164845
I really didn't think the answer was going to help, as I don't recall adding any new printer drivers for quite awhile.  I deleted quite a few of them, then restarted and the improvement was minor.  I was going to write a follow-up comment, but decided to do a little more investigation of the remaining printers and delete all but the one network, and one local printer that we both use.  Incredibly, after a restart, the print window comes up almost instantly.  Thank you very much.
0

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
I had to do a bit of research to find the answer to this question so I thought I'd share my results.  Due to our outdated mainframe systems, we need to downgrade IE9 to IE8 in order to stay compatible.  We also needed to downgrade Java.  In order to…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how nuggets on the Web are formatted by using Chrome Developer Tools. These tools would not only view the site's CSS but it can also modify it and save the CSS to use on your own site.
How to create a custom search shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Firefox browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch your Bookmark Menu: Press 'Ctrl +…

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now