[Printing-architecture] new cpd specs

Petrie, Glen glen.petrie at eitc.epson.com
Thu Jul 9 07:09:17 PDT 2009


The question is providing a button to allow it.  This is a COMMON print
dialog.  Therefore, the control should be there.  If an application does
not (can not) support it, then the application elects to deactivate the
button when the dialog is called.  In this specific example, the button
may be deactivated if there is no clipboard content.  In addition, why
should I have to go to another application (like Klipper) to print
content I have access to.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexander Wauck [mailto:alex.wauck at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 6:57 AM
> To: printing-architecture at lists.linux-foundation.org
> Cc: Petrie, Glen; Till Kamppeter
> Subject: Re: [Printing-architecture] new cpd specs
> > I thought of another useful button for "pages to print" (Should be
> > called "Content to Print") is printing the Clipboard.  Since this is
> > CPD, the clipboard is something app have in common.
> Do Qt/GTK+ applications have their own clipboards (I'm thinking of
> OpenOffice in
> particular), or do they use a common clipboard?  I don't think that
> functionality belongs in the dialog itself unless applications have
> own
> clipboards.  If the common clipboard is all there is, then a clipboard
> manager
> application (like Klipper) should provide this functionality.
> Alex
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