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I'm running Linux Mint 13 Cinnammon which is based on Gnome 3. I've added two network printers, but I want to give them better names such as "Colour" and "Black-and-White". The name field of the printer in the Printing dialog box appears to be editable but every time I change it, it reverts back to the original name.

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closed as off topic by devav2, maythux, Tom Brossman, Eliah Kagan, Takkat Oct 11 '12 at 10:26

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You can try localhost:631 from your browser. If the printer server is CUPS based, you can access many options from there. Not sure about changing the name though. – elomage Oct 11 '12 at 6:26
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Questions that are about Linux Mint and not about Ubuntu are off-topic. You should instead ask this somewhere Linux Mint is supported, like the Linux Mint Forums or Unix.SE. – Eliah Kagan Oct 11 '12 at 10:08
REALLY???? It's a fork of Ubuntu and basically exactly the same underneath. This issue affects Ubuntu users as well. Well done guys. – tdc Oct 12 '12 at 6:31
Oh and guess what, I got an answer that solved my problem, and may even help other users... – tdc Oct 12 '12 at 6:38
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I've had a lot of issues setting up networked printers in GNOME. The only way I found to get everything set up was by installing the package system-config-printer-gnome and then running the command system-config-printer. From here I'm able to do some advanced printer setup as well as rename my printers (just checked it ;)

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Super, this sorted it, thanks! – tdc Oct 12 '12 at 6:36

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