Change The PDF Printer Output Directory

Since Ubuntu 7.10, a PDF printer has been installed by default. The behavior of this feature has changed from Ubuntu 7.10, instead of asking for a name and location for the PDF, Ubuntu 8.04 will guess a name for the document and place the file in a folder called PDF in your home directory.

Iā€™d rather have PDFs just saved to my desktop. These are instructions for Ubuntu 8.04, previous versions of Ubuntu ignore this setting. Note that this is a system-wide setting.

Open the file /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf as the root user: