Neil Turner's Blog

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Software that works against you

A note to software makers: never change a users settings or preferences without asking them.
The university is now allowing students and staff to access its central printers from outside the university, either through a web interface or by installing a driver called PrintWhere. I opted to install the driver, but to be honest I’m now wishing I hadn’t, because the damn thing sets itself as the default printer every time I make any kind of configuration change. This is not what I want – I have a printer at home that I’d prefer to use if I can – this is just for convinience or if I want a document laser-printing (my dissertation, for example). It’s rude and is more effort for me.
I may well get rid of the driver and stick with the web interface. The driver is Windows-only anyway.

One Comment

  1. LOL, educational establishments.