In Mountain Lion, if I select files in Finder and go to Print, they immediately print. I'm not prompted to choose a printer, adjust settings, etc.

I don't like this feature. Is there a setting I can change to ensure that I'm always prompted before printing?

  • Does CMD+P bring up the dialog? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 13 '12 at 19:11
  • @techie007 No. Cmd+P immediately opens the selected document in Preview, prints it to the default printer, then closes the document in Preview. – Trevor Burnham Sep 13 '12 at 19:30
  • Good question. I guess that's why they didn't map Cmd-P to print directly from the Finder because accidentally pressing it would cause chaos. – slhck Sep 13 '12 at 20:01

how about pausing and unpausing printers? I have 20+ printers configured, that are spread across the world (literally), and usually I have all printer queues paused because of this, so I can see in which queue something lands when I print. Then up comes a dialog "The printer is paused - do you want to unpause it?"

  • Good point, but there has to be a more direct solution... – Trevor Burnham Sep 14 '12 at 14:54

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