[OS X TeX] OS X print window

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sat Mar 19 04:21:43 EST 2005

Le 19 mars 05, à 05:06, Jeff Genung a écrit :

>>> Maybe Apple will make more sense of this issue and
>>> restore the Print Window functionality to Tiger...
> I worked for Apple for a time OS8-OS10.2 and the print window thing is
> something that was discovered about the time of the OX X public beta 
> ---
> trust me it was not an intentional thing to not include it but rather a
> limitation of the interface on top of unix. I am sure as soon as there 
> is
> a reasonable work around of the issue that caused it without breaking
> anything it will definitely be included. I can guarantee you that every
> third Mac user has noticed also and complained.
> It was part of the same set of problems that included the file labeling
> in the old OS where you could label files or folders by color. This
> functionality too was "lost" till 10.2.8 I believe, by the fact that 
> the
> unix file and folder information made no reasonable place to include 
> it.
> (color information), and is again a function of putting a pretty GUI 
> on top
> of unix.

Thanks for the answer. It's nice to know Apple is aware of the issue, 
and willing to resolve it.

> My method of printing a list of files that are in a folder is to use 
> the
> disk browser feature in BBEdit. Another work around is to print from 
> the
> terminal.

I've finally managed, I think, to make my .mac page functional again, 
so there <http://homepage.mac.com/bvoisin/FileSharing4.html> are now 
examples of what I was looking for, in the form of screenshots. Perhaps 
the problem I was looking at was too specific, ie printing a folder 
listing in which each file name was accompanied by the icon of the 
file, this file being actually a graphical (GIF) one and the icon a 
mere visualization of the file content. For this specific aim the print 
window thing of Mac OS 9 and before, coupled with the OS X ability to 
replace the standard file icon by the file content for a graphical 
file, would have been especially convenient.

Bruno Voisin

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