Re: Print dialog mockup (re: tabs changing tabs sucks)

Having most recently used shown somewhere would be nice though I am not
sure I like having a 'more' button.  What do you show when there were no
printers ever used?  One of the nice thing about the current structure
is you can search by typing in a printer name and you can sort.  What
might be nice is something like the file selector bookmarks.  On the
left would be most recently used printers in the order they were most
recently used.  Selecting one of those would select it in the printer

The nice thing about this is I have to implement saving out recently
used anyway because we want to support selecting your last used printer
by default.  To support this on laptops which can see a different set of
printers at any one time we would go down the list of recently used
printers and compare it to the current list of printer.  The first match
would be selected by default.  You sort of lose out if cups has not
discovered all the printers yet but there is really no good solution for

On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 12:47 -0500, Larry Ewing wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 10:23 -0400, Jody Goldberg wrote:
> > On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 09:19:57AM -0500, Norm Jacobs wrote:
> > > why not put the printers (+ status
> > > and location if you like) in a dropdown list?
> > 
> > That list can get very big.  Whether it is in a dropdown or a list
> > we should only show a few most recently used printers with a 'more'
> > button to bring up a dialog of with a full list.
> Even the current list is difficult to navigate with a more than 50 or so
> printers which can happen quite easy with auto discovery.  I've seen
> option menus with submenus used to split up the list and also show the
> most recently used printers at the top level.  I'm not sure there is a
> great solution though.
> --Larry
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