printing icon

norman norman at
Thu Nov 22 10:11:19 UTC 2007

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> Go to System>Preferences>Sessions, and go to the Startup Programs tab.
> See if you see "Print Queue Applet" on the list, and if you do, make
> sure it's checked off. If you can't find it on the list, click Add,
> and put anything you want for the name and comment, but use
> < /usr/bin/system-config-printer-applet > for the command. If it's on
> the list but already checked off, I don't know what's wrong, and I
> don't know how to help you.

Thank you very much for a most helpful response. I followed your
instructions and found that the applet was checked off and that the
command was correct. However, I decided to have a look
at /usr/bin/system-config-printer-applet and ran the applet. The icon
reappeared and then I took a careful look. I noticed that the icon was
always there unless the instruction 'hide' was given whereas with
earlier versions of Ubuntu it only appeared when a printing job was
queued. I can vaguely remember telling it to hide and it never came

So, the difference with Ubuntu 7.10 is that the printer icon is always
there and when there are printer jobs it is bold, otherwise it is light


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