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Re: set default print options on printer

On Sat 10 Mar 2018 at 09:52:27 -0500, Gary Dale wrote:

> On 2018-03-10 08:23 AM, Brian wrote:
> > 
> > BTW, it is possible to alter $HOME/.cups/lpoptions from within okular.
> > File/Print/Name/Properties/Advanced. Highlight Page Size and double-
> > click at the right side of the highlighted portion.
> > 
> > Perhaps you have encountered the bug in Qt that Curt pointed to.
> I can't get to the location you referred to. I get to File | Print OK, but
> the Name is a pull down list. I can select any printer (they all show A4
> paper as the default size) then click on the Properties button but there is
> never an Advanced tab or button. I can't highlight Paper size nor the paper
> pull down list. Double clicking on either does nothing.

On stretch I see two tabs: Page (for Page Size, Orientation and Margins)
and Advanced; I am using the PPD for your printer and Advanced options
are under JCL and General.
> The bug does sound like the same one Curt refers to. Unfortunately testing
> is still stuck at qt 5.9 and the bug isn't fixed until qt 5.11. It's been a
> month & a half since the bug was supposedly fixed upstream so hopefully it
> won't be long before they update Buster.

This bug does not prevent your printing in Letter size but it is very
annoying to have to change A4 to Letter each time. And, if you don't,
there is wasted paper and ink.

If you feel energetic, head over to the wiki and Tea4CUPS. The problem
can be worked round by enforcing media=Letter. Then it will not matter
what okular comes up with.


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