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  1. #1
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    Printing defaults to double-sided

    When printing something using Firefox, Thunderbird, or SeaMonkey, once the print dialog box appears, it is defaulting to double-sided, Long Edge (Standard) and I am unable to change it back to one-sided, as the default. If I manually change it to one-sided, print something, then print something else, it's back to double-sided, Long Edge (Standard) again.

    I have looked at the HPLIP, CUPS and system-config-printer. All show the default being one-sided.

    The printer is an HP DeskJet 3520 All-In-One.

    Is there something else I should look at?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Printing defaults to double-sided

    Gnome system settings, devices, printers. Set up your default printer and set the layout to single sided.
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    Re: Printing defaults to double-sided

    I have MATE and Cinnamon installed, not GNOME. I will delete the printer and add it back in to see if that resolves this.

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    Re: Printing defaults to double-sided

    It defaulted to one-sided after it was deleted and re-added, however after printing something double-sided, it went back to double-sided as the default.

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    Re: Printing defaults to double-sided

    I wonder if: system-config-printer can set the defaults. I haven't used it in the case you describe, but it's worked for setting other defaults.

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    Re: Printing defaults to double-sided

    system-config-printer allows for defaults, but I continue to see the double-sided default when printing, even though s-c-p shows the default as single-sided.

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    Re: Printing defaults to double-sided

    When you install the printer, you sometimes have the ability to scan a bunch of drivers from the printer manufacturer (I have a brothers printer).
    My printer is not in their list, but somehow, I got a three "recommended" printer drivers to "use". One driver printed to dark, the other did not work and the third was what I needed. It is possible to look at a similar model printer from the same vendor and try that driver.
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    Re: Printing defaults to double-sided

    The only option system-config-printer gave me was a check box to indicate whether or not a duplexer was installed.

    Whether or not this box was checked, s-c-p did not offer an option to select a driver. The one it installed automatically, is hp-deskjet_3520_series.ppd.

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