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10.3: Possible bug in Mail when printing mulitple messages Apps
I'm not sure how 10.2 dealt with this, but the new printer option in 10.3 that allows you to set which printer the Print Dialog defaults to causes a problem for me.

Panther has an option that seems to contradict the setting of a default -- it lets the default printer change with each use. I didn't use this and set the hard default in Print Center. But when printing several emails at once, and the dialog asked which printer to use, I picked a non-default (which happens to be networked using CUPS); the first message printed to this one, but the rest printed to my default ... so I then had to stop the queue of the default and drag the jobs over to the printer I wanted.

I don't know if the system or the Mail application is responsible for the error. But I think when printing multiple emails, it should use whatever settings you set for the first message on the rest.

[robg adds: I burned a few pages of paper in the interest of testing, and couldn't reproduce this one -- I have one color USB printer (directly connected) and one Etherneted laser. With the laser as the default, I select the USB printer and printed three emails. All three came out on the selected machine, so perhaps this is a CUPS-specific issue? If someone can confirm, please post in the comments.]
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10.3: Possible bug in Mail when printing mulitple messages
Authored by: BradW on Nov 16, '03 07:05:40PM

What's your setting in the Print & Fax System Preferences Pane? If I read the options correctly, you can either have the Print dialog default to whatever printer is selected there or the last printer used. I assume the default setting is "Last printer used," as I don't remember changing ut yet on my system.

BradW



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