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Description of the issue:
When using Brave, type Cntrl-P or choose Print from the menu and a dialog shows up that only shows “Save as PDF” as the destination. Choosing “See more…” doesn’t show anything that can be selected. This started happening a couple months ago.
This problem DOES NOT happen with Chrome or with FireFox. Both of these show my installed network printer and also allow me to select the “system” print dialog. Brave does not. How can this issue be reproduced?
1.Open Brave - go to Google.com
3.Try to select the installed printer rather than Print to PDF - nothing shows up to select.
Cntrl-P should bring up my default Windows 10 system printer
Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.28.105 Chromium: 92.0.4515.131 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Latest version of Chrome and Firefox both print perfectly. I have tried clearing the cache and have reinstalled the printer from the Windows 10 Print and Fax manager. No change.
You make it sound like as if you made me a favor. I asked you a couple of times to check something, which you initially ignored, so I had to check whether you’re willing to help me assist you or not. Like I wrote in the very beginning, I think your issue could be the same as the one reported by @Mattches. If I’m correct, I can’t help you because developers are the ones who have to commit a fix.
Let @Mattches take a look at your thread, he is part of the Support Team.
Otherwise, the place to communicate with developers is Github.
The last thing I could suggest before @Mattches takes over, is checking whether your issue persists in a fresh user profile. That’s just for testing purposes, not suggesting giving up on your current user profile.
So what we’ve done here is isolated the issue a bit to something(s) in your original profile. It is very likely ether an issue with some extension you have installed or a caching issue. To check both:
If you have any extensions installed, try disabling them and test to see if your printer appears while they are. You can then re-enable them one at a time and root out the offending extension.
If you don’t have any extensions installed and/or the issue persists when the extensions are disabled, I would try clearing your cache/browsing data (probably for All time range) and then test again to see if your printer appears.
Tried both options, no change. But, in addition, the profile that I created now no longer has my printer listed. I also tried creating another profile but it too does not show my printer. I’ve tried creating a new profile several times now and I cannot get the printer to show up.
The other thing I notice is that Chrome, Firefox, and Edge all give me an option, at the bottom of the printer selection dialog, to “Print using the system dialog…” Brave is the only browser that is not giving me that option.