6.2 Monitoring Print Jobs in KDE
Start KJobViewer from the main menu or with
kjobviewer from the command line. A window like that
in Figure 6-2 opens, listing all the print jobs
queued on your printer. As long as your print job is not active, you can
edit it. Do this using the entries of the menu.
Figure 6-2 Monitoring Print Jobs with KJobViewer
If, for example, you want to check if you sent the correct document to
the printer, you can stop the job and resume it if you decide to print
it. Remove your own print jobs from the queue with
. To change the printer, select a different
printer with .
With , reprint a document. To do this, select
, select the desired document, and click
. Clicking shows the technical
details of a job. Use and to set the priority, depending on how quickly you need the
enables you to switch between various
printers, toggle completed jobs, and limit the view to your own print
jobs by selecting . The current
user is then displayed in the top right field.
opens a configuration dialog. Here,
determine the maximum number of print jobs to display. Enter a number in
the field or use the slider to the right to determine a value. Press
to save the setting or
to exit the dialog without saving.
The icons in the toolbar correspond to the functions you can access by
way of the menu. Display a help text explaining the function by holding
the mouse pointer over one of the icons.
The job list consists of eight columns. The job ID is automatically
assigned by the print system to identify the various jobs. The next
column contains the login of the user who sent the job followed by the
filename of the document. The status column indicates whether a job is
still in the queue, currently being printed, or already completed. Next,
the size of the document is displayed in kilobytes and number of pages.
The default priority of 50 can be increased or reduced if necessary.
Billing information can be cost centers or other company-specific
information. If you right-click a job in the list, the
menu opens under the mouse pointer, allowing you
to select an action. Only a few functions are available for completed
jobs. If you activate ,
KJobViewer opens automatically the next time you log in.