Set up your PC to print using Firefox

Find out how to set up your PC to print using Firefox. These instructions apply to both PC kiosks and PCs signing in people using Sign In/Out Manager.

There are three pre-requisites you need to have completed before proceeding:

  1. Created a Badge Pass Template
  2. Installed your printer onto your PC.
  3. You added a sign in/out kiosk with a unique username, password and PIN. You don't need to do this if you're going to sign in employees and guests using Sign In/Out Manager. 

And there are three steps to linking your PC to the printer you have installed:

  1. Set the default printer for your computer
  2. Configure the page settings
  3. Enable silent printing

Set default printer

You will need to set your printer as the default in the Windows control panel.

  1. Open the Control Panel on your computer.
  2. Go to Devices and Printers.

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  3. Right-click on your printer, then select Set as default printer.

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Configure page settings

  1. Open Firefox, then go to Menu > Print...

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  2. Click Show Details.
  3. Set the orientation to Landscape.
  4. Set the scale to Shrink to fit Page Width.
  5. Enable Print Background (colors & images).
  6. Select the Margins & Header/Footer tab.
  7. Set the margins as follows:
    Top: 0.1
    Left: 0.1
    Bottom: 0.1
    Right: 0.2
  8. Set all Headers & Footers to blank.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click Close on the print page.

All of the print setup settings will be saved for your browser, you can now enable the silent printing configuration.

Enable silent printing

You can now add the silent printing command to the browser.

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Go to Menu > Print...
  3. Click Page Setup...
  4. Set the orientation to Landscape.
  5. Set the scale to Shrink to fit Page Width.
  6. Enable Print Background (colors & images).
  7. Select the Margins & Header/Footer tab.
  8. Set the margins as follows:
    Top: 0.1
    Left: 0.1
    Bottom: 0.1
    Right: 0.2
  9. Set all Headers & Footers to blank.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Close on the print page.
  12. Enter about:config in the address bar.

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  13. Right-click anywhere on the list and select New > Boolean.

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  14. Enter print.always_print_silent.

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  15. Click OK.
  16. Set the boolean value to true.

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  17. Click OK.

Your badge passes will now print automatically from your kiosk. Log into your kiosk now and sign in a test visitor.

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