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10.5: Auto remove printer icon from Dock after print System 10.5
Probably not a major hint, but something interesting I just noticed, as well as how to fix it.

During my time with a developer copy of Leopard (about two months), I noticed that the printer icon would remain in dock after a print. I just never thought about it much until today, when I was cleaning up the Dock after loading the final release of 10.5. If you control-click the printer icon and select Auto Quit from the contextual menu, the printer icon will then disappear when future print jobs complete.

Again, not a major hint, just an interesting thing that I would have thought would have been enabled by default.
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10.5: Auto remove printer icon from Dock after print
Authored by: VeryVito on Nov 12, '07 07:53:13AM

Doh! This has been driving me crazy, and yet the answer was right there the whole time! Thanks!



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10.5: Auto remove printer icon from Dock after print
Authored by: Coumerelli on Nov 12, '07 08:15:26AM

Agreed! I've just been right-clicking > Quit this whole time. I guess I'm just too quick! Great job.

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10.5: Auto remove printer icon from Dock after print
Authored by: nmerriam on Nov 12, '07 08:06:01AM

You're right, not a major hint but it never occurred to me to right-click on the icon. My life has just gotten .00001% better! :)



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10.5: Auto remove printer icon from Dock after print
Authored by: hopkinsprinting on Nov 12, '07 10:26:31AM

Is there a similar fix for 10.4? This happens on quite a few of our Tiger machines.



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10.5: Auto remove printer icon from Dock after print
Authored by: barefootguru on Nov 12, '07 03:08:03PM

When my machine was on Tiger, if I had a look at the printer queue the icon would then hang around in the Dock. If I left it in the background it would disappear when finished.



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10.5: Auto remove printer icon from Dock after print
Authored by: n1mie on Nov 13, '07 12:50:53PM

This is the same behavior I saw.

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10.5: Auto remove printer icon from Dock after print
Authored by: RussellK on Nov 12, '07 10:30:12AM

I'd also love to know if anyone's got a way to do this on 10.4.

It'll be a while before my company upgrades to Leopard...and this issue drives me nuts!

Does the "Auto Quit" function have an equivalent in 10.4 that's just a little more "hidden"?



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