Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 726918
No taskbar access to print queue when a print job is active
Last modified: 2013-03-05 23:07:38 EST
Description of problem: In fallback mode with tweak-settings installed the task bar does not display the printing icon when a print job is scheduled. Instead, a dialog box is displayed with an associated message icon in the taskbar. This does not allow for easy access to the print queue as before.
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This is a downgrade in functionality that was not well thought out before implementing as the previous method of using a taskbar icon that allowed quick access to the print queue too gave users 2 features where the F15 only provides 1 of notification.
Can you please attach a screenshot? This doesn't look like a Nautilus bug.
Created attachment 516190 [details]
requested screen shots
The screen shots show 1)the taskbar with no active applications running, 2)the dynamic display of the microphone when a Skype call is in progress and 3) the message icon with associated dialog box displayed.
In F14 and prior, when printing a similar dynamic icon appeared in the taskbar just as the microphone appears with Skype. The printer taskbar icon could be double clicked and the print queue for this associated printer would open allowing the user to view or cancel the active print jobs. This feature no longer works in F15
This bug is still present in FE16 but now there is no dialog box that is presented informing the user that the system is printing. The original print icon that previously appeared in the top panel needs to be restored. If the user accidently printed a document it was easy to click the print icon in the panel and cancel the print job quickly. Now, the user must go through the system settings, find the print tool, open it, open the print queue, select the document and then cancel it. Most of the time the print job has finished before all of these steps can be executed.
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