gnome-cups-icon ("Printing Notification Icon") should not have a visible menu entry by default

Bug #125484 reported by VF on 2007-07-12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-cups-manager (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Printing Team
Declined for Gutsy by Henrik Nilsen Omma

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-cups-manager

By default, gnome-cups-icon appears under other on Gutsy's default fresh install menus as "Printing Notification Icon". It should be hidden.

I can confirm this. THe menu's used to be clean, but now they are messy again. Please fix!
This should either be hidden or be available in the system->administration menu..

Changed in gnome-cups-manager:
status: New → Confirmed

It shouldn't have a menu icon. Please remove this before gutsy final!

Changed in gnome-cups-manager:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-printing
Patrice Vetsel (vetsel-patrice) wrote :

This will be removed as g-c-p will be removed and system-config-printer installed for Tribe5

But this bug have to be solved.

Changed in gnome-cups-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
VF (vfiend) wrote :

Huh, I thought the replacement was going to be printerdrake

Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

printerdrake would need a complete replacement of the UI, and system-config-printer also contains important features to make up an easy to use printer setup tool, especially Plug'n'Print. So we decided on system-config-printer as the new printer setup tool.

Ray_M_From_MO (rayhmeyer) wrote :

This is more than a visual bug. On my system, I am unable to remove CUPS via the Synaptic Package Manager. This is (I think) because when I mark cupsys for removal, it also includes gnome-desktop, which I cannot unmark after that. Needless to say, I do not apply the removals. I am unsure if the new printer setup tool works at all under my system, since anytime I do a 'Print' function and look at the printer configuration, it still denotes CUPS. Hopefully, this can be corrected quickly. As for the view under the menu, I simply deselected the CUPS Printer icon for now.

And yes, I did the upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy.

VF (vfiend) wrote :

I'm not sure why there's such widespread confusion about this, but: The new printing system is just a new way of configuring CUPS. IT DOES NOT REPLACE CUPS. CUPS is still the backend!

VF (vfiend) wrote :

Oh, sorry, and I should have mentioned: If the icon is showing up, then gnome-cups-manager is still installed, so you should try removing that package instead.

Bas Janssen (watcheroftheskies) wrote :

Looks like gnome-cups-manager is still needed, though. I had the same problem and removed the gnome-cups-manager package as VF suggested. But that leads to a new problem: I get a different icon in the system tray while printing and right clicking this icon and choosing 'open' to look at current print jobs results in an error, saying I need gnome-cups-manager. So I've re-installed the package and deselected the icon in the menu like Ray_M_From_MO did.

Bas, you also need to uninstall gnome-cups-icon. Then you install system-config-printer (if not done yet). The icon applet coming with system-config-printer now works the same way as the old gnome-cups-icon and system-config-printer contains everything needed, especially the job viewer application.

Gnome-cups-manager is not maintained any more. So please check with system-config-printer and report a bug on system-config-printer if something is not working like expected.

Changed in gnome-cups-manager:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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