Printing a revBrowser

Mark Waddingham mark at
Wed Feb 10 11:21:18 EST 2016

On 2016-02-10 17:06, Terence Heaford wrote:
>> On 10 Feb 2016, at 15:57, Mark Waddingham <mark at> wrote:
> If you look at Safari on a Mac it defaults to not printing backgrounds.
> On inspection of the print dialogue box you will notice a checkbox to
> Print Backgrounds towards the bottom of the window.
> On checking this box in Safari it prints the background but
> revBrowserPrint does NOT conform to this setting.

Well the setting in Safari won't affect LiveCode - they share the 
underlying system WebKit, but obviously Safari hooks into a property of 
the WebView which revBrowser doesn't currently give access to ([WebView 
shouldPrintBackgrounds] by the look of it).

I have to be honest and say that this is unlikely to be something we 
will be addressing in revBrowser. However given that we still need to 
add the ability to do the print operation on the browser widget in 8, 
we'll certainly take it into account for that.

Of course, the source-code for revBrowser is there in GitHub so if 
someone out there wants to add an option to the revBrowser external to 
do this, and submits a PR we'd be more than happy to accept it :)

Warmest Regards,


P.S. That option is obviously specific to Mac - I'm not sure whether CEF 
(or IE) have a similar property or easily accessible option.

Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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