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Enable customer to set default printer under any applications' File/Print selection menu

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018830D
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

Printer users are not able to set default printer under File/Print selection menu. Instead they must to set up default printer through system Settings/Control Panel/Printers menu. It would be advantageous to set default printer without going back to Settings/Control Panel/Printers 1) Feature #1: Enable a printer user to set up a default printer at File/Print menu rather than going to the system control panel 2) Feature#2: Set the last selected printing printer as a default printer automatically 3) Feature#3: Allow the user to enable or disable Feature#2. 4) Feature#4: Once the default printer is set, it remains as default even across applications.

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Enable customer to set default printer under any applications’ File/Print selection menu

Printer users are not able to set default printer under File/Print selection menu.� Instead they must to set up default printer through system Settings/Control Panel/Printers menu.� It would be advantageous to set default printer without going back to Settings/Control Panel/Printers

1)     Feature #1: Enable a printer user to set up a default printer at File/Print menu rather than going to the system control panel

2)     Feature#2: Set the last selected printing printer as a default printer automatically

3)     Feature#3: Allow the user to enable or disable Feature#2.�

4)     Feature#4: Once the default printer is set, it remains as default even across applications.

We would like to propose the following features for printer drivers:

Enable user to select a Default printer under File/Print menu rather than going into system Setting/Control Panel/Printers

·        Feature:� Allow user to select a default printer under File/Print menu

·        Solution: Under the current print menu, add a check box, if a user selects this check box it indicates that the user wants his/her latest selected printer as a default printer

·        Advantage: No need to go back to System control menu to set a default printer.

Automatically set the latest selected printer as Default printer

·        Feature: The latest selected printing printer becomes a default printer automatically.

·        Solution: It can be programmed

·        Advantage: This feature enable...