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10.4: A shortcut to reset the printing system System 10.4
Tiger only hintIf you find your Printer Setup Utility crashing all the time, or you simply need to delete all your printers and start again, launch Printer Setup Utility while holding the Option (Alt) key.

[robg adds: Your Finder window will vanish when you do this--Option double-click closes the window from where you launched the program. You can also reset the system from within Printer Setup Utility itself; this hint is just a shortcut to the Printer Setup Utility -> Reset Printing System menu item. This feature did not exist pre-Tiger, as far as I can tell.]
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10.4: A shortcut to reset the printing system
Authored by: boredzo on Aug 08, '05 01:37:37PM
if you hold down ⌥ after double-clicking on PSU, the Finder window will not close.

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10.4: A shortcut to reset the printing system
Authored by: tbuddy on Aug 08, '05 02:39:25PM
I found that from apple's site just the other day. It worked great when I had all of my printers mysteriously drop off and a complete inability to add them back, but for some strange reason I still have all of the printers disappear on lougout, reboot and often times in the midst of running apps. It is bizarre, but has at least taught me how to add printers very quickly with the benefit of full keyboard access. That reset printing system feature has been a must every morning for about a week to get outputs, would have loved to have it or have known what it did prior to tiger. For some reason I could not find the manual fix on apple's site, though from my recent reading the workaround has been documented since 10.2. The apple article is here for what it is worth, which also contains that shortcut.

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