[Kde-print-devel] [Bug 113263] Better accessible printer driver settings

Dik Takken d.h.j.takken at phys.uu.nl
Wed Jan 10 22:19:59 CET 2007

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------- Additional Comments From d.h.j.takken phys uu nl  2007-01-10 22:19 -------
The heart of the problem is that it is too difficult to change printer settings *outside of KDE applications*. Sure, you and I know you can type 'kprinter' and do your thing, but the average user would have no clue how to do it.

The solution I see is allowing direct access to printer settings from the KDE desktop itself. Maybe an entry in the KDE Menu (like windows has) or a tray-icon.

A simple menu hierarchy like this would be ideal (ASCII art):

Set Default Printer | -> Printer 1 |
                    | -> Printer 2 |
                    | -> Printer 3 |
Set Printing Mode   |-> Black ink only |
                    |-> Color          |
Cancel Job          |-> Job 1  |
                    |-> Job 2  |
Configure...        |

Where "Configure" will allow access to the full set of configuration options.

I don't know what the KDE-4 desktop will look like, but IMHO it should offer instant access to things you need often.

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