Bug 80872 - PRINTING: print settings saved in print dialog after cancelling print
Summary: PRINTING: print settings saved in print dialog after cancelling print
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 47572
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: lowest trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-03 20:38 UTC by tmacalp
Modified: 2014-07-08 21:17 UTC (History)
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Description tmacalp 2014-07-03 20:38:39 UTC
If you click the cancel button on a dialog, you would expect that all of your proposed changes should be forgotten and the previous settings returned.  Unfortunately, this does not appear to be the case.  

For example, if you select Brochure in the print dialog and then cancel, that setting persists and will remain selected/activated until you change it again.

Steps to reproduce:
1. File -> Print
2. Select "Page Layout" tab
3. Click "Brochure" radio button
4. Click Cancel button to exit print dialog

Since we canceled the print dialog, no settings should be remembered.  If we view the print dialog again, the brochure setting should still be on single page.

Brochure is still selected and applied.

I've tested/confirmed this bug under the following versions/environments:
LibreOffice under 64bit RHEL6
OpenOffice 3.2.1 under 64bit RHEL6
LibreOffice RC under 32bit Fedora17
LibreOffice under 32bit Fedora 17
I even tried to bibisect under 64bit Arch Linux, but it existed in the oldest version (3.5.0).

Though my example shows the bug using the brochure feature, a quick test revealed that the other settings in the Linux print dialog are also erroneously applied/saved after a cancel:
"LibreOffice Writer" tab -> "Page background"
"LibreOffice Writer" tab -> "Pictures and other graphic objects"
"LibreOffice Writer" tab -> "Hidden text"
"LibreOffice Writer" tab -> "Text placeholders"
"LibreOffice Writer" tab -> "Form Controls"
"LibreOffice Writer" tab -> "Print text in black"
"LibreOffice Writer" tab -> "Print automatically inserted blank pages"
"Page Layout" tab -> "Page sides"
"Options" -> "Use only paper tray from printer preference"
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-07-06 02:07:55 UTC
Confirmed on Linux Mint in 4.3.0.
Comment 2 tmacalp 2014-07-08 21:17:50 UTC
I didn't find it before reporting, but just discovered that this issue was already reported elsewhere.  I'll go ahead and mark this as a dupe.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 47572 ***