Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 862979
system-config-printer-applet does not show in systray; consequently no printing notifications displayed
Last modified: 2012-10-30 05:24:27 EDT
Created attachment 621345 [details]
screenshot of system-config-printer-applet in systray
Description of problem:
I noticed that whenever I print something, I don't get any notifications that I used to. I tracked this down to the fact that in /etc/xdg/autostart/print-applet.desktop there is a line that says:
If I uncomment GNOME and restart X, the printer applet shows itself in the systray. Now if I print something, I get notifications that a new job has been created (or if I cancel a job I get notified of that too). However, the icon has unhelpful text "scp-dbus-service.py" beside it (screenshot attached).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
No notifications or tray icon for printer exists
Tray icon pops up when a print job starts and a notification is made
My worst fear is that "NotShowIn=GNOME;KDE;" is a design "feature" of some sort, but I hope this is not the case. Currently the only way to cancel or view print jobs is to open up GNOME system settings, click on printers, then click the show jobs button.
GNOME 3 provides its own printing notifications. KDE has its own applet.
Which desktop are you using?
Well I mainly use Cinnamon and it needs that applet, but even when I was experimenting in GNOME 3 I still didn't get any printer notifications unless that app was (hackedly) running. I'm not really concerned about a popup notifcation so much as the ability to click the icon and see the current print jobs
Changing component. IMHO, Cinnamon ought to register its own OnlyShowIn environment:
No it shouldn't.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Changing component. IMHO, Cinnamon ought to register its own OnlyShowIn
Clem has refused to register cinnamon so I'm closing this as WONTFIX