[Evergreen-general] [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Printing Offline Check-out Receipts

Lolis, John jlolis at whiteplainsny.gov
Thu Jan 7 16:40:39 EST 2021

Here's a "shotgun approach" suggestion... use two different browsers, one
for online transactions and one for offline transactions.  Simply don't
have the Hatch extension installed in the one for offline transactions.
Have one shortcut on the desktop for the browser handling offline
transactions and one for the browser handling online transactions, each one
pointing to the respective browser that handles it.  Done.

Incidentally, while our consortium requires the use of Chrome for access to
Evergreen, I have staff using Vivaldi for staff access.  It's also
compatible with Chrome extensions.  You may want to consider it.

Btw, I do the same type thing when it comes to our test web server... I
modify my hosts file so that whiteplainslibrary.org points to our test
server's address.  Then in one browser, I have it set to using no proxy
which in effect causes it to point to the test web server because of that
hosts modification.  Meanwhile, in my usual browser, I'm using a proxy
which knows the address of the live web server, and so I can access both
the test web server and the live one at the same time switching between
those browsers.

John Lolis
Coordinator of Computer Systems

100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY  10601

tel: 1.914.422.1497
fax: 1.914.422.1452


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On Thu, 7 Jan 2021 at 16:18, Josh Stompro <stomproj at gsuite.larl.org> wrote:

> Terran, I just tried disabling the hatch extension (Right click -> Manage
> Extension -> Change toggle to off)  but that didn't work for me.  Is that
> what you mean?  I just get console errors because the Offline interface is
> still trying to send the print jobs to hatch.
> We are on 3.2.
> I don't see how I can get into the workstation settings to uncheck the
> "Use Hatch" checkbox when I'm offline.  /eg/staff/admin/workstation/hatch
> seems to require authentication to access.
> I'm trying to figure out how this is going to work for staff that normally
> use Hatch, but have to use Offline when their internet is down.
> I did notice that with hatch enabled, the print jobs will get sent to the
> windows default printer.  I'm wondering if that is Hatch's default behavior
> when it doesn't have access to the printer context info.  I'm wondering if
> the Offline Printer settings are supposed to be stored in the Browser
> Settings section vs the Workstation settings like they are now?
> Josh
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 7:19 PM Terran McCanna <
> tmccanna at georgialibraries.org> wrote:
>> If you temporarily disable Hatch in the browser, it should print alright.
>> Terran McCanna
>> PINES Program Manager
>> Georgia Public Library Service
>> 2872 Woodcock Blvd, Suite 250
>> Atlanta, GA 30341
>> 404-235-7138
>> tmccanna at georgialibraries.org
>> On Wed, Feb 26, 2020, 3:19 PM Dana Schwarz <Schwarz at lincoln.library.on.ca>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Our library consortium is upgrading tomorrow and my library system will
>>> be using the offline check-out during the upgrade. I’ve tested on computers
>>> with hatch to print a receipt after checking out material offline but a
>>> receipt doesn’t print. I’ve assigned our receipt printer to print in
>>> offline and saved the changes but nothing happens. Am I missing a step?
>>> Thank you for your help,
>>> Dana Schwarz
>>> *Technical Services Coordinator*
>>> Lincoln Public Library, MFR Branch
>>> 4080 John Charles Blvd.
>>> Vineland, Ont, Canada
>>> 905.562.5711
>>> schwarz at lincoln.library.on.ca
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