Comment 0 for bug 794507

Nick Demou (ndemou) wrote :

Binary package hint: system-config-printer

Today I thought I had a problem with my printer only to find out after roaming through various printer related windows that the printer was set to be offline (maybe due to a temporary network error yesterday evening). However noticing this critical detail was hard.

IMO the user should have a prominent indication of the online/offline state of a printer when there are jobs waiting and an obvious way to alter the state.

For example the printer icon in the notification area should flash or have an overlaid "stoped" icon and the menu you get by clicking it should have an option "Printer is offline -- click to bring it back online". Also when a printer goes offline for some reason other that the user requesting a pop up notification should appear.