Tag: gnome

  • Network printing

    It’s nearly two years since I wrote about session printing, in which the user doesn’t need to modify a locally running CUPS instance in order to print to a network printer. The main advantage of having printing running entirely in the user session is that no special privileges are needed. After all, all you need […]

  • Typing breaks in GNOME

    For quite a while now I’ve used the drwright application to configure typing breaks. Once every so often, the desktop would refuse keyboard input and tell me to go and walk around for a few minutes instead. This helps to prevent RSI and other problems. Since Fedora 19, though, drwright is no longer usable. No […]

  • Session printing

    There has been a discussion on the Fedora devel mailing list recently about user session printing: why that might be useful, and in what circumstances it makes sense. Where I can see it can make some sense to have printing entirely in the user session is for PDF printing to smart services hosted elsewhere: e.g. […]

  • Adding a printer to CUPS

    The GNOME 3 printer settings module looks like it will be great. The plan for adding a new printer is deceptively ambitious: the user interface design is that you click “+”, choose a printer device, and then click “Add” and the job is done. For those unfamiliar with printing, this sounds easy enough. To make […]