Printing of files directly from the file manager


Sometimes you browse through your files and see some files which you want to print, files in completely different formats: PDFs, photos, LibreOffice files, … It is awkward to double-click each file, one-by-one, to get it opened in its application, and then click “Print” in each application. It would be much easier to mark all these files, right-click and then click “Print” in the context menu.

Here the student's task is to add this functionality to a popular file manager, for example the one of GNOME.


Aveek Basu (basu dot aveek at gmail dot com), upstream developers of GNOME/GTK TBD.

Desired knowledge

C programming, GTK

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