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Snow Leopard "Feature"
Authored by: Mike Perry on Jun 30, '10 07:41:14AM

Unfortunately, in Snow Leopard any time you open the Print menu, OS X wakes up your printer, creating wear-and-tear as well as wasting energy as a laser printer's hot roller heats up. Someone at Apple probably thought it was a clever way to speed up printing. Since I save PDFs to files far more often than I print, I'd prefer an option to shut that pointless behavior off.

Even better would be a new File menu option called "Digital" that'd handle digital outputs such as all the PDF options and (hopefully soon) ePub. Why should we go through a print menu when we're not printing?



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Snow Leopard "Feature"
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jun 30, '10 10:28:13AM
Unfortunately, in Snow Leopard any time you open the Print menu, OS X wakes up your printer, creating wear-and-tear as well as wasting energy as a laser printer's hot roller heats up.
Really? Does this only apply to laser printers? My inkjet, which still has a 30 second long 'warm-up' process never starts until I hit the Print button in the dialog. Anyway I'm sure there has to be some kind of setting for this somewhere... They can't force you to wake up all your printers every time you choose print... That's like waking all the shared computers on your network every time you open a new finder window.

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Snow Leopard "Feature"
Authored by: gklinger on Jun 30, '10 10:30:36AM

This worked for me (thanks) but I'm wondering where iTunes is storing what I send to it using the technique described in this tip? I looked in ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Books/PDFs/ where items imported directly into iTunes are kept but the files weren't there. Suggestions?

Edit: Sorry, meant to reply to the root. I'm having one of those days.

Edited on Jun 30, '10 10:32:01AM by gklinger



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Snow Leopard "Feature"
Authored by: scotty321 on Oct 18, '10 03:49:51PM

Um, no it doesn't. No printer suddenly warms up just from you bringing up the Print dialog box. You are completely and totally 100% wrong.



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