You are so on my blacklist

by Volker Weber

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"Dear customers, your feedback will be disregarded. But we are happy to stuff your mailbox." Where do they teach that? Marketing 101, a.k.a. lobotomy?


Well deserved plonk :-)

BTW, is that flock? The UI is certainly GRASPING for attention.

Timo Stamm, 2008-02-21

Yes, it is Flock. Don't like the interface either, but it is faster than Firefox (at least here). Would use Safari 2 if I knew how to switch off printing from Javascript.

Volker Weber, 2008-02-21

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I wonder how many poor suckers do that...

Jan-Piet Mens, 2008-02-21

GreaseKit should be able to switch off that annoying printing dialog.
It's Greasemonkey for Webkit:

Kai Nehm, 2008-02-21

It might. But I have no idea how.

Volker Weber, 2008-02-21

Web pages that try to print when body.onload occurs (which are most of them, I presume), can be beaten with this simple GreaseMonkey user script:

// ==UserScript==
// @name NoPrint
// @namespace global
// @description Diables the JavaScript window.print() function.
// @include *
// ==/UserScript==

var _print = unsafeWindow.print;
var firstCall = true;

unsafeWindow.print = function()
  if (firstCall)
    firstCall = false;
    return false;

This is just a very quick script I hacked together without much research. Here are some thoughts:

When the call to window.print() is made in a element within the body, this does not work. GreaseMonkey executes just after DOM parsing and just before body.onload, but inline scripts are part of DOM parsing and execute right away.

The script blocks just the first call to window.print(). Subsequent calls (e.g. user clicks on javascript link that says "Print") are actually working.

Martin Böhm, 2008-02-21

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