Printer Settings Dialogue in Menu

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Printer Settings Dialogue in Menu

Postby colincronin on Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:51 am

First off,
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My Suggestion:
I think it would be useful and convienent to have the Printers settings dialogue available for quick opening via the menu, maybe in the same fashion that one can access the Displays or Region & Language settings dialogues.

Keep up the awesome work.

-Colin
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Re: Printer Settings Dialogue in Menu

Postby xenopeek on Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:23 am

The command that launches the printer settings dialogue (at least I think we're talking about the same thing) is called system-config-printer and is located in /usr/bin/.

So on Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon, for example, you could right-click the menu button, select Configure, then open the menu editor from there. Go into the category where you want to add it, and click the New Item button. Give it a name and put the command as:
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/usr/bin/system-config-printer

Et voilà, you have a launcher in your menu in addition to the launcher in System Settings.

As for your idea for doing this by default, it would make things be in two places again. A lot of work was done to make settings and preferences all appear only in System Settings. So I don't think this will be done by default. Perhaps there is some reason to visit this dialog often though? IDK, I don't own a printer.
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