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26.9. Modifying Existing Printers

To delete an existing printer, select the printer and click the Delete button on the toolbar. The printer is removed from the printer list. Click Apply to save the changes and restart the printer daemon.

To set the default printer, select the printer from the printer list and click the Default button on the toolbar. The default printer icon appears in the Default column of the default printer in the list. A IPP browsed queue printer can not be set as the default printer in the Printer Configuration Tool. To make an IPP printer the default, add it as described in Section 26.2 Adding an IPP Printer and make it the default.

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The GNOME Print Manager no longer sets user level default printers.

In order to set a default printer system-wide, use the system-config-printer command, or the Printer Configuration Tool.

In order for users to configure a default printer for themselves only, each user should use the GNOME Default Printer Tool, which can be found by selecting Applications (on the Panel) => Preferences => More Preferences => Default Printer.

After adding the printer(s), the settings can be edited by selecting the printer from the printer list and clicking the Edit button. The tabbed window shown in Figure 26-12 is displayed. The window contains the current values for the selected printer. Make any necessary changes and click OK. Click Apply in the main Printer Configuration Tool window to save the changes and restart the printer daemon.

Figure 26-12. Editing a Printer

26.9.1. Queue Name

To rename a printer or change its short description, change the value in the Queue name tab. Click OK to return to the main window. The name of the printer should change in the printer list. Click Apply to save the change and restart the printer daemon.

26.9.2. Queue Type

The Queue type tab shows the queue type that was selected when adding the printer and its settings. The queue type of the printer can be changed or just the settings. After making modifications, click OK to return to the main window. Click Apply to save the changes and restart the printer daemon.

Depending on which queue type is chosen, different options are displayed. Refer to the appropriate section on adding a printer for a description of the options.

26.9.3. Printer Driver

The Printer driver tab shows which print driver is currently being used. If it is changed, click OK to return to the main window. Click Apply to save the change and restart the printer daemon.

26.9.4. Driver Options

The Driver options tab displays advanced printer options. Options vary for each print driver. Common options include:

To modify the driver options, click OK to return to the main window. Click Apply to save the change and restart the printer daemon.