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Author Topic: IDEA: System Tray Printer Icon - (visually notifys connection status)  (Read 1371 times)


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I have an idea since I bought a new printer. (Canon MP620).

I am using this printer on a Wireless Network.

Since I will often be in a different room far away from the printer, I'd like an easy way to check the connection status (is it turned on or off?).

I have fiddled with all the program bits and pieces that came with the printer, and searched the net but can't find anything like I'm after.

What I'd Like:

Printer Tray icon that always sits in Windows System Tray. It will visually change (eg colour) to indicate it's connection status.

-When Printer is powered on, the icon either appears normal or may turn green.
-When Printer is powered off, the icon will display a red cross through it or turn red.

Possible Advanced features.
-When Printer is doing a job, it turns orange.
(On hover over a quick notification of how many print jobs are in que.)

Left Click or Right Click
- Option to turn Printer Power off
- Option to choose default printer on Network
- Option to Print
- Option to scan
- Option to view print jobs

(Don't know if this is even possible for a third party program to control these type of settings, and if it's something that can only be made by the manufacturer to match each unique printer model).