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Re: [opensuse] printing from firefox - unable to change page size??
  • From: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:40:03 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1009301003530.22164@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hello,

On Sep 30 08:34 Per Jessen wrote (shortened):
Looks like the same applies to gimp, thunderbird, presumably others
too - is there a way of setting this globally?

As far as I know all those applications use the Gnome printing
dialog and then it should be possible to use a generic Gnome
tool to make global settings for the Gnome printing dialog
(perhaps system-config-printer might work to do this?).

Having to set the
default papersize in every application individually does not seem very
clever - did I pick something wrong at installation time?

The whole printing dialog stuff is currently not very clever,
see the "There is no such thing as..." sections at
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Print_Settings_with_CUPS
and have a look at
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=640545#c3
in particular:
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Of course a "Common Printing Dialog" for all applications
could solve the mess but unfortunately its development
is currently stuck, see
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/plan-completion-common-printing-dialog
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To make print queue settings with the generic CUPS tool,
use as normal user the "lpoptions" command,
see the "Command-line Tools " section at
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:CUPS_in_a_Nutshell
and for details and some examples have a look at
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Print_Settings_with_CUPS

In any case:
Whatever user-specific print queue settings there are in
a particular user's ~/.cups/lpoptions file, any printing
dialog should show up with those settings by default.
In other words:
Any printing dialog should show up with the same user-specific
default settings which are marked by a leading '*' in the
lpoptions -p <queue_name> -l
output.


Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
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