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Re: classic deficiancy in both windows and linux ?

It's not something that the average person would want and would actually 
confuse a lot of the beginning users who would think (understandably) that 
clicking that print option would print the selected file(s), which of course 
it would not.

As an addon that might be nice but it would be a bad idea to include it in the 
base of the fileman.

On Friday 24 October 2003 12:28 pm, Craig Dickson wrote:
> Antiphon wrote:
> > On Friday 24 October 2003 10:57 am, Craig Dickson wrote:
> > > editor. This seems perfectly sensible to me; I've never understood why
> > > file managers don't provide this functionality.
> >
> > Because it would be bloat. That would not be a very well used feature and
> > would only serve to inflate the size of the app.
> No, I don't think, for a file manager, that the ability to print out the
> contents of a directory qualifies as "bloat." And there are lots of
> features already in Konqueror, Nautilus, and Windows Explorer that are
> much more worthy of being called "bloat" than printing.
> I'm not terribly familiar with Qt or GTK programming, but in Windows, if
> an application is well-designed, printing capability doesn't require
> much code beyond what is required for the on-screen display. The code
> that draws the contents of the window should be re-usable to draw the
> contents of a printed page. The printer is just another graphical output
> device. I don't know offhand if X/Qt/GTK abstracts output devices in a
> comparable manner to what Windows does.
> Craig

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