[Printing-architecture] Common Printing Dialog: Window title bar

peter sikking peter at mmiworks.net
Mon Aug 31 06:12:21 PDT 2009

catching up with the holiday mail:

On 19 Aug, Till wrote:

> please let the title bar of the Common Printing Dialog be one of these
> (if possible):
> Print - <document file name> - <application name>
> Print - <application name>
> Print

well, let's look at what really matters here.

this may be a bit hard to swallow for the printing community
but it is the big picture: for us guys who work on making printing
happen, printing is a vast, hideously complex, important
infrastructure project that.

however for application developers and users (both of who
I also represent as interaction architect), printing is a small
cog, _inside_ the application.

exactly the same as open and save dialogs.

therefore there is no need for, or even patience with, grandiose
dialog titles. "Print" is just enough.

another topic: I updated the


with the "job being rejected by CUPS" stuff.


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