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Author Topic: N.A.N.Y. 2019: CurrentPrinter  (Read 1704 times)

c.gingerich

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N.A.N.Y. 2019: CurrentPrinter
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:31 PM »
Application NameCurrentPrinter
Version1.9.25.2018
Short Description Small tray app to show and set the default printer
Supported OSes   Windows (XP/Vista/7,8,10,server 2008, server 2012, etc)
Download   https://filedn.com/l...Y/CurrentPrinter.zip
Author   Chris Gingerich

Description
Show and set default printer via tray menu. Check next to menu item shows default printer. Tray icon tooltip also shows default printer.

Screenshot - 9_25_2018 , 1_29_20 PM.pngN.A.N.Y. 2019: CurrentPrinter
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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2019: CurrentPrinter
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 12:50 PM »
Tested here and works for me.  I can see how this would be quite handy when one has access to multiple printers and/or PDF-printing options.  Thank you for sharing.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2019: CurrentPrinter
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 03:59 PM »
Chris, I liked this so much that I recreated its functionality within AutoHotkey and, if you're cool with it, I'd like to add it to my sTray utility from a few NANYs ago.  I did notice your menu updates even if the default printer is changed outside of the app.  Are you checking this programatically with a hook or system message?  Or, are you using a timer to check the default printer every second or two?  That's about the only thing I have left to implement.  Cheers.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2019: CurrentPrinter
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 07:59 AM »
skwire - Yep, I'm cool with it ;-) I do have it check for the default printer every few seconds though I don't remember the exact delay off the top of my head.

Chris, I liked this so much that I recreated its functionality within AutoHotkey and, if you're cool with it, I'd like to add it to my sTray utility from a few NANYs ago.  I did notice your menu updates even if the default printer is changed outside of the app.  Are you checking this programatically with a hook or system message?  Or, are you using a timer to check the default printer every second or two?  That's about the only thing I have left to implement.  Cheers.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2019: CurrentPrinter
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 04:57 AM »
Featured on "I Love Free Software" blog today:
http://www.ilovefree...rom-system-tray.html

Congrats!  :up: