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konasteph
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Lisa: where did the printer menus go?

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All LOOKS well ptrinters install automatically, GREAT,
But now: am I the only one that hasn't found out how to access printer options??? How am I supposed to tell my graphics printer what paper I am using so that it can adjust print density ???? It all worked fine under Katya Gnome 2 ...All I have is the printbutton now...I don't see also how to change drivers THIS IS UNUSABLE.

If thats how its going to be then Katya was a brunette, but Lisa is definitely a blonde.

I am going back to LMDE which by the way, is superb. Dont ever go to Gnome 3, in my opinion, at least, unless someone sheds some light how to SHARE a printer, and how to go into printer options, in Lisa, which is now updated and stable, I hear.
I see no button for printer options, and printer sharing, all dialogs are sort of "ECONOMY" in Lisa., (Samba is working, filesharing is ok, cups sharing I have not tried, but if I cannot adjust printer options, why bother????)

I hope this will be only a temporary setback, ... Linux 3 is not to blame, I am running it in LMDE, Gnome 3 needs some tweaks, or documentation, probably both.
Thanks folks!
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Re: Lisa: where did the printer menus go?

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Gnome shell is still in its infancy, there will hopefully be more added over time. Until then you can access the cups interface in your browser and change a lot more settings. Open a browser and type in localhost:631 and hit enter.
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Re: Lisa: where did the printer menus go?

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Thank you for help with cups remote printing setup. (Localhost:631) ..after the last update the printer menu appeared (preferences), so at least this functionality is now there. HOWEVER..the printqueue is unstoppable, try as you may, how do you cancel printjobs, I see only suspend, resume, but no delete. Also, the printmenu has no sharing option. (xcept try cups remote printing)
Infancy or not, these are important productivity items.
Right now I am not using Lisa as a production platform (for these and other reasons) but I am using LMDE. If, however, LMDE will roll into a state where some menu items disappear and become unusable, through the ongoing updating process, I fear that the disappointment about LM will be noted in the community. Gnome 3 is not, as of yet, a disappointment such as Unity, I think it is quite good, actually, but flexibility and functionality are not quite what they should be,
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Re: Lisa: where did the printer menus go?

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The problem we all face though is that every gnome based distro has moved or will move to gnome 3 at some point. I agree its much better than the disaster that is Unity. But its still new and it will get work, everything matures over time.
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Re: Lisa: where did the printer menus go?

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yes, but meanwhile I've totally failed with Ubuntu 11.1; spent a whole day sorting it out and loading mint; now I can't get the printer to work. Sometimes I really feel like defecting back the MS empire.
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Re: Lisa: where did the printer menus go?

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Strabilla wrote:yes, but meanwhile I've totally failed with Ubuntu 11.1; spent a whole day sorting it out and loading mint; now I can't get the printer to work. Sometimes I really feel like defecting back the MS empire.
Open a browser and type in

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localhost:631
and hit enter, enter your username and password you log in with, go to the Administration tab. click Add Printer.
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