Tag Archive for 'mozilla'

Firefox default print DPI fix

Firefox on my Dad’s machine always wants to print to 300 DPI by default. He can manually change it, but it’s annoying. Other browsers pick up the printer default of 600 DPI and are happy, but not Firefox. He posted a bug on Launchpad for it and then afterwards I found a fix for it upstream in Mozilla’s Bugzilla.

It’s as simple as:

As user, open a shell and enter:
lpoptions -o Resolution=600dpi

This will add a default resolution to ~/.cups/lpoptions

My ~/.cups/lpoptions contains:
Default IP4200 Resolution=600dpi

So anyone who has the same issue, here’s the work around.

Code from French Military used in Thunderbird 3

The French Military switched to free software in 2007 and has developed an extension for Thunderbird called “TrustedBird” which is co-branded with Mozilla and used in the recent Thunderbird 3.

The military found Mozilla’s open source design permitted France to build security extensions, while Microsoft’s secret, proprietary software allowed no tinkering…

The military uses Mozilla’s Thunderbird mail software and in some cases the Trustedbird extension on 80,000 computers and it has spread to the ministries of Finance, Interior and Culture.

With the French Police having switched to Ubuntu, it looks like the Government as a whole is migrating that way also.

Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 out soon

Marco Zehe writes that Thunderbird 3.0 will be out soon.

While four main issues remain, there have been lots of improvements, especially in the area of accessibility. Firefox has certainly stolen the show over the last number of years, so it’s great to see Thunderbird getting some love!