Attached Devices in power menu shows Printers when no printer attached

Bug #844581 reported by Alex Peters on 2011-09-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design

Bug Description

See attached screen shot.

At the time of this capture I did not have a printer attached to the system. Indeed, I don't expect to ever connect a printer to this notebook.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.12.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-10.16-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-10-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Thu Sep 8 17:31:14 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-08 (0 days ago)

Alex Peters (alex-peters) wrote :

Confirmed. It is shown even when no printer is installed. Anyway, this can be useful to install network printers, for example.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → indicator-session (Ubuntu)
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Conor Curran (cjcurran) wrote :

Going by the spec, printers are to be shown regardless of whether one is detected or not.

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Alex Peters (alex-peters) wrote :

The spec referenced above does not explicitly state that the Printers item should be visible when no printer is attached. I suspect that this is a possible oversight in the spec.

Regardless of the spec, the UI is currently labelling non-existent hardware as attached to the system.

On these bases, I would still consider this a bug (extending to the spec if necessary).

The Printers applet is still available via System Settings if one wants to connect to a printer not physically attached to the system, e.g. network printers etc.

I agree with Alex. Setting to Ayatana. I think it would be nice to have feedback regarding the issue from the design team.

affects: indicator-session (Ubuntu) → ayatana-design
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
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