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Re: Windows port: using Windows' default printer

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: Windows port: using Windows' default printer
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 22:32:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3 (berkeley-unix)

"Peter 'Luna' Runestig" <address@hidden> writes:

> I think it's vital to follow any change to the Windows default printer
> during the emacs session, it would be quite annoying otherwise. If you
> think fetching the default printer device name all the way, at every use
> of the printer, gets you too much overhead (I don't think that's a
> problem at all, but...), one could cache the value, and only refresh it
> when you actually change the default printer, by catching the
> WM_SETTINGCHANGE window message, like it's done in my original draft patch.

But if printer-name changes behind the user's back, how could the user
choose another printer?

How about making a special value for printer-name that means to use
the default Windows printer?
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