Printing via Konqueror
des at DouganConsulting.com
Wed Mar 17 06:45:14 GMT 2004
On Tue, 2004-03-16 at 19:29, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Des Dougan wrote:
> > In that other OS, I can select files, right click and select "Print"
> > (with the default application). Can I do this in Konq? I can't see a
> > menu option to allow me to do this.
> AFAIK, you can't do that in *NIX.
> It might be possible for you to set it up if (and only if) your application
> will print a file using the command line. But, this would be for each
> application, there is no general way to do it.
> If the application will print from the command line you need to add the
> command to the: 'desktop' file like it is for: "Eject":
> [Desktop Action Eject]
> Exec=/usr/bin/eject /dev/hdc
> [Desktop Entry]
> So it would be something like this in the 'desktop' file for the menu:
> [Desktop Action Print]
> Exec="/usr/local/OpenOffice.org1.1.0/program/swriter" -p %F
> [Desktop Entry]
> Where the: "Exec" needs to be the correct command for your application.
> This is for OpenOffice Writer. I haven't tried this but it should work.
Thanks for your reply. I'd like to try your suggestion (OOo and Acrobat
are the two applications I'd most use this for); however, I have no
"desktop" file that I can find in my KDE environment, nor can I find a
reference in the online help. If you're referring to the *.desktop
config files, I don't have one that covers the Eject command (I'm
running SuSE 9, if that has an impact).
Des Dougan, Principal
Dougan Consulting Group
Ph: 604-980-2848 Email: des at DouganConsulting dot com
Design - Implementation - Support
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