The settings in print to file option in Ubuntu is limiting and dangerous. All the applications apart from Firefox print to a file ~/output.pdf, this is dangerous as you can overwrite a previous print Edit: this doesnt seem to be the case with print to file. Why can't applications use the title of the document, the filename or the page title of the web page?
What package and where are the settings of this print to file held. I would prefer it printing to the desktop if it cannot intuitively chose a filename, as when it arrives on the desktop it would be a visual reminder for the use to change the filename.
The screenshot application uses date in the filename to avoid you over writing the previous screenshot why can't print to pdf do the same?
Previously I did not use the print to file feature, as the cups-pdf didn't have these short comings (in 10.10). But the latest releases including 12.04 of cups-pdf has been botched and all text are converted to images before embedding them in the pdf. Making the PDFs pretty much useless as it prevents the selecting of text and the sharpness of the text is lost too.
The bug has been reported for sometime now,
and as usual been labelled as a wish list feature.
Why can't we have the ability to have some decent settings for the print to file feature. Also what package controls this utility.