Hi Brian, there are bugs on file with the developers to:
I don't know whether these will be finished soon; Firefox 99 seems more likely than Firefox 98. Hopefully feedback like yours will move it up the priority list.
Why was any effort invested in changing this? I found the old "Print Preview" var more useful than the new print dialog. @jscher2000 Out of frustration with the new print dialog, I am using the system print dialog as you suggest, but this deprives me of a print preview (not to mention many other useful features of the old approach). Please bring back the old Firefox print UI!
@jscher2000Thanks for your interest. It has been too long since I had access to the old print dialog for me to itemize the differences in detail, but here are my main complaints:
Like many others, I am frustrated that a lot of effort seems to have gone into "improving" something which was already working well for me (and others). I see lots of complaints posted about the new print module and none about the old one. Meanwhile, old change or feature requests abound for other parts of the UI, such as bookmarks.
Thanks so much to jscher2000, a Support Volunteer and a top 10 Contributor, for finally providing a fix for the situation created with the release of FF for Mac around version 90. As of FF for Mac 101, you can get the system dialog back. He posted exact instructions that worked just fine for me (just updated to 104.0). I found his fix (dated 6/14/22) at the end of the FF Support archived thread "Default Print System." You have to go to the very end of the thread. His is the last entry.