Re: Killing views [Was: Dealing with files in Gnome]

On 3 Apr 2003, Ross Burton wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-04-02 at 20:22, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> > So, why don't we have a printer icon on the desktop? After all we have a
> > trashcan and a floppy icon too. In these days where CUPS is ubiquitous,
> > that shouldn't pose much of a problem. That way you could drag a arbitrary
> > file to the printer icon and let it be printed by whatever app is
> > registered to handle that file type. No need to clutter the Nautilus
> > toolbar with this.
> Some points:
> 1) CUPS isn't ubiquitous. I doubt it even has 50% of the print server
> market on Unix systems
> 2) XD2 provides printers:/// over CUPS[1]
> 3) The drag-to-printers will (as far as I know) require a change to the
> MIME system. I really hope that this is done for G2.4.

Not really, some guy at redhat hacked up a desktop file that handled this.

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