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Re: KDE apps not using system printer settings

Nobody else is seeing this issue?

On Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM, Bug Reporter <bugreporter11@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Starting several months ago, all KDE apps (e.g., Kate) no longer use the system printer settings. For example, in "Kickoff -> Computer -> System Settings -> Printer Configuration" I have US letter paper size set. However, Kate and other KDE apps all default to A4 paper size. I can't find a way to change this default, so I have to manually change paper size every single time I need to print.

I'm running Arch Linux on several different computers (NUC, laptop, desktop and more). The problem appears on all systems. All packages, including KDE are fully up to date with Arch's most recent packages. The problem has persisted through several updates now. I estimate it has been going on for at least 3 months.

Whenever I make a change (such as paper size) using "Configure your printers" in System Settings, I can see the change reflected in the printer's PPD file in /etc/cups/ppd. However, as I said, Kate and other KDE apps ignore that value.

Is this a known bug? Is there a work-around?

Thank you.