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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-6239

QPrinter and QPrintDialog on UNIX should query CUPS for options before the user presses Properties

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    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P2: Important
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 4.5.3
    • Fix Version/s: 5.0.0 RC 1
    • Component/s: GUI: Printing
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Linux, Ubuntu Karmic
    • Commits:
      be6e270d12a8267194bab669c111be9c1ec9615c

      Description

      Qt's printing system does not query CUPS for printer options until after the program opens a QPrintDialog and the user presses the Properties button to create a QPageSetupWidget. In particular, this results in an incorrect choice of A4 paper when the system is defaulted to letter paper.

      Somewhere down the stack (QPdfBaseEngine? I was looking through the code but wasn't sure where this code should go), CUPS options should be queried sooner so that a QPrinter on its own without a QPrintDialog would pick the settings for the default printer and switching printers in QPrintDialog should switch the settings to the defaults for that printer.

      I imagine the latter could be accomplished by creating the QPrintProperties dialog immediately, but I imagine Qt would like to avoid allocating that when unnecessary.

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            Assignee:
            teemukat Teemu Katajisto (Inactive)
            Reporter:
            davidben David Benjamin
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