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I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and Google Chrome. After upgrading from Chrome 10 to Chrome 11, the printing changed from opening the standard Gnome print dialogue to reopening the page in a browser with a sidebar with print settings.

The print button on that sidebar has never worked for me. If I press the button nothing happens. Printing in Chrome 10 worked fine. Has anyone else had this issue and found a workaround?

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On the Windows Build of Chrome, Printing has not changed at all, but, I had the exact same issue you are having after going in to about:flags and enabling Print Preview.

After disabling this option, it went back to the bog standard print.

If you did not do this, let me know and I will delete my answer.

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This worked! I think me messing with those settings might have been what caused the issue, not the Chrome 11 upgrade. I faintly remember poking around in the about:flags around the same time the 11 upgrade came in. :) – Sindri Traustason May 30 '11 at 17:36
hehe, @Sindri... I thought Chrome had broken something as well as I hardly ever do printing... Took me a while to realise it was me that messed it up! Glad it worked out for you... Some of those about:flags options are very tempting! – William Hilsum May 30 '11 at 18:14

I did not know about that problem in Chrome. I may suggest you to use Chromium, the open-source browser which shares Chrome's code base. You can do that by installing the package chromium-browser. If you'd like a newer version, you can add chromium's daily build PPA to your system.

sudo apt-add repository ppa:chromium-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra flashplugin-nonfree

Hope that helps, don't forget to remove Chrome before that (settings, bookmarks... are kept). I use these chromium builds everyday (chromium 13 now), it is really stable (except flash :). The printing dialog works for me.

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