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10.5: How to reset the printing system Printers
As you've discovered, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard does away with the Printer Setup Utility application, which provided an intuitive GUI method for doing two things that the Leopard Print & Fax pane doesn't make apparent:
  1. Resetting the Printing System
  2. Adding printers via the Advanced method (in Tiger, Option-click the More Printers... button)
But these features are still here, just in new spots. To reset the printing system in Leopard, open the Print & Fax pane, then control-click in the Printers sidebar. There it is: Reset printing system. And the advanced method is available in a toolbar button, as detailed in this hint.
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10.5: How to reset the printing system
Authored by: pardthemonster on Nov 09, '07 06:35:46PM

Interesting, I can control click, but not right click to get this to work.



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10.5: How to reset the printing system
Authored by: Neil Anderson on Nov 09, '07 10:14:46PM

The right-click on my Mighty Mouse works to bring up the Reset option.



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10.5: How to reset the printing system
Authored by: jparmeley on Nov 09, '07 11:13:30PM

I did this and I saw no Advanced option. Picture of where it would be is suggested.

Thank you,



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10.5: How to reset the printing system
Authored by: rusto on Nov 10, '07 01:20:18PM
Here ya go: Pic of Print & Fax panel, click on "+" to get 'Add Printer" window: clicky

Pic of add printer window with contextual menu you get when you right-click (or control-click) on toolbar. Select "Customize Toolbar..." : clicky

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10.5: How to reset the printing system
Authored by: louisk2 on Nov 10, '07 03:13:26PM

Isn't it an odd place to put something like that? What happened to those glorious action button/drop down menus? Very strange.



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10.5: How to reset the printing system
Authored by: brandonlynch on Apr 26, '08 05:28:32PM

actually if you hold option and click the "-" tab it resets the printing system. This is what apple teaches the certified techs.



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