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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>


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
and have a look at
in particular:
Of course a "Common Printing Dialog" for all applications
could solve the mess but unfortunately its development
is currently stuck, see

To make print queue settings with the generic CUPS tool,
use as normal user the "lpoptions" command,
see the "Command-line Tools " section at
and for details and some examples have a look at

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

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
AG Nuernberg, HRB 16746, GF: Markus Rex
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