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KoolAid-Drink

macrumors 68000
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Sep 18, 2013
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Seeing the Print Center application bothered me a bit — it looked oddly familiar. Sure enough, after some digging, I found out that there was a Print Center application introduced in Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah), which served the OS through Tiger, then was discontinued/deleted in Leopard. It have made its return in macOS Sonoma.

Here's a screenshot of the Print Center application (icon and application) running in Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma). Kind of fascinating. I wonder why Apple decided to bring back that application, which was long-discontinued, especially with the gradual disappearance and need of printers?

Puma-Print Center.png

And compare that 2001-era screenshot to 2023's Sonoma...

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fisherking

macrumors G4
Jul 16, 2010
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am wondering that too. what's the point? so perhaps it will disappear in the next beta (or 2).

at least, if they're going to bring it back, they could aqua-fy the GUI.... 🤔
 

flowrider

macrumors 604
Nov 23, 2012
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Seeing the Print Center application bothered me a bit — it looked oddly familiar. Sure enough, after some digging, I found out that there was a Print Center application introduced in Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah), which served the OS through Tiger, then was discontinued/deleted in Leopard. It have made its return in macOS Sonoma.


Thank You for your post. I hadn't noticed the change. I reported in an earlier post, that when clicking on the printer alias I keep on the desktop, it no longer opened a dialog box with information I sometimes need. Print status, job progress, device information, etc. This information is now available in Print Center. I have just assigned it to the dock. Thanks again👍🏻

Lou
 
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