I am using 10.04 and I use the 'Print to File' feature a lot but it's annoying to have to change the output option to to PDF each time. Is there a way to make it the default?
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You can install the
cups-pdf package, add a new printer of the type "Generic CUPS-PDF Printer", and then make that the default printer.
I don't use this myself, so I am not sure if the quality of the PDFs that creates is different (for better or for worse) than what the "save to file" feature provides though. (Maybe you can comment here on your experiences with it?)
Here's how I made PDF the default:
Make Print-to-File default to PDF in Firefox.
I did some looking around interesting question. There is some discussion on Ubuntu forums.
Here are a couple of link I found useful, they seem to be talking about firefox method of changing it! I hope this helped you. :)