How do I "print window" in OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nd67, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. nd67 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2002
    Can someone out there know if there is a way to print a directory/window in OSX? In OS9, one was able to go to a drop down menu in the finder an select "print window" the instance that you wanted to print out the content of a CD or specific folder on your drive. I can't seem to find a way to do that in OSX so every time a send off a CD to a printer or client, I can't give them a print out of what's on the disc.



  2. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    An awesome place
    I guess you could press CMD+Shift+3 to capture the entire screen or CMD+Shift+4 to select what you want. It will save images to the desktop.

    Or you can go to Applications>Utilities>Grab and use that.
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Well, one very simple way to get a list is to do a select all on the window, copy, then paste into any text-only editor (be careful not to do this with a rich text editor like TextEdit, or you'll get the contents of the files, not their names). This gives you a nice tidy alphabetical list of filenames you can print.

    I don't think the old OS9 feature exists as such anymore, as I seem to remember others complaining about its absence.
  4. kylos macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2002
    This workflow should do the trick nicely (albeit without the bells and whistles of the shareware title mentioned, though also much smaller than that 3MB piece of bloatware). Just unzip the file and install it in ~/Library/Scripts to include it in your script menu.

    Edit: Heh. Just checked my script menu, and sure enough, there's already a Print Window Script in there. It's in the Printing Scripts submenu.

    Also, if you don't have the script menu enabled, this excerpt from Apple explains the procedure


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  5. YTSEMAC macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006
    Many thanks for that very useful tip 'Kyle?', and to
    'nd67' for asking the same question I was about to
    ask myself! :)



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