Stable Version 2.4.13 will not print on Windows 7

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Jun 13 10:23:06 EDT 2013


David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at> writes:

> On 6/12/2013 2:28 PM, Lake Resident wrote:
>> Derec.
>> I agree that Windows is a fickle beast.  Perhaps there are only a few
>> Windows users having these problems, lucky us.  Or maybe they just gave up
>> and selected another accounting package rather than banging their head
>> against the wall.  Who knows?
>> I may take a look at a possible HP printer issue, but I have never had any
>> similar problems in 3 years with any other Windows programs.  Wish we all
>> didn't have to spend so much time getting such basic features to work.
>> Thanks,
>> Charles
> Charles,
> Did you try setting you default web browser to IE as described in
> comment #40 of this bug report:
> <> ? 
> While that seems to be off the wall, it has fixed the printing problem
> for a lot of us.  You can reset the default browser back to your
> favorite afterwards and printing remains fixed.

I think you're pointing poor Charles in the wrong direction here.  This
bugzilla entry is about GnuCash not *DISPLAYING* reports.  E.g., if you
get an empty window when you run a report.  I'm pretty sure that Charles
is *seeing* the report on the screen but just cannot print it to his
printer.  Right, Charles?

Charles, I'll just point out that GnuCash isn't a "Windows App" like
most Windows apps.  It's a GTK app that's been ported to Windows, so the
bug, most likely, is in the Gtk<->Windows printer places.

If you don't want to spend so much time getting such basic features to
work on Windows then I recommend you switch to an OS that was actually
designed properly to handle the separation of apps and devices/drivers,
like MacOS or Linux.  :)

> David C

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