Print Selection

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tonka2, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. tonka2 macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Before downloading Lion I had an app called "Print Selection" that worked out of the Services menu. That no longer works on Lion.

    Anybody have any suggestions how we can print selection?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.....
  2. antwonw macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2011
    I'm going to bump this.

    I too am in the same boat. I did some research and found stuff two 'Print Selection' programs worked on SL and Leopard but they don't work on Lion.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas. I, of course, have already done the whole 'Google' thing.

  3. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
  4. antwonw macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2011
    What browser are you using? I am using Chrome and I've tried selecting text on different websites then going up to the Menu Bar>Chrome>Services and it's not there.

    I also tried Safari, same thing. I logged out after installing. And yes, it is installed in /Library/Services/Print Selection.service.

    I actually have tried this service before and it didn't work for me on Lion.

    Just to confirm, I am running OS X 10.7.2
  5. hanguolaohu macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2007
    Agreed with previous posters. I was using Print Selection Service 1.0 for a long time but Lion killed it. Just updated to Print Selection Service 2.0, but it's not showing up in my Safari>Services menu. When I look in HD/Library/Services/Print Selection.service the icon is crossed out:


    I just found Print Plus but haven't tested it yet.

  6. jent macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
    I just wanted to say that I'm also trying to find a way to print selection in OS X just like in Windows.
  7. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    I just used Print Selection 2.0 with 10.7.2 and it worked as designed. Perhaps if you delete your copy and reinstall v2.0. Sorry, I don't (yet) have a better idea...
  8. allieverything macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2012
    I noticed that I first had to enable the service to open textedit, then install print selection, then when I logged back in after install and was able to to enable the service via service preferences.
  9. brianstanfill macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2007
    This lead me in the direction of success, enabling Print Selection Service v2.0 in OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. Granted, I just started pushing buttons until something worked, and these are the steps I took to the best of my memory. Individual results may vary.

    1. Downloaded the DMG, mounted, and ran the installer.
    2. Logged out when asked.
    3. After logging in, the service was installed and visible in /Library/Services/ but did not appear in the Services menu of Safari.
    4. Opened System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts tab > Services list, and enabled the keyboard shortcut for Print Selection.
    5. At this point I tested the default keyboard shortcut Shift + Command + T, and nothing happened. I changed the keyboard shortcut to Shift + Command + P, quit System Preferences, and restarted Safari.
    6. Using the new keyboard shortcut at this point worked for me and Print Selection appeared in the Services menu in Safari.
  10. prms macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
  11. bkbeachlabs macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2013
    "Print Selection" available on Mac App Store

    There is now an App on the Mac App Store that can do this. It's called Print Selection. Until the end of this week it's on promo sale for free.

    I wrote a review of Print Selection, which you can read here.

    Hope that's helpful to you all! I know Ive been waiting for a decent solution for a long time!
  12. hanguolaohu macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2007
  13. Sungwook macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2013
    #13 is suspected

    After installing the app from,
    I got a spam pop-up from Safari.

    I suspect it contains a malicious "SPAM" in it.
  14. Moselle macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2013

    I have a solution, also had difficulty with print preference, however I have now managed to work this out. As follows

    First of all highlight whatever you want to print and drag it to PRINT SELECTION ICON at the bottom of the screen, it will then pop up on your screen. Click PDF and it will open in a PDF format window, just then go to File and print. Should be OK.

    Good luck.
  15. JohnDohe macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2013
    Mac OS Extended (Journaled) ???
    Print Selection

    I''ve downloaded and installed your recommended app into my Mountain Lion v10.8.4 machine.

    Then I enabled the Print Selection as you wrote.

    When I select, and right-click on the selection, I get an option to "Print Selection", and it will print.

    But command-shift-T doesn't work.

    I've tried to reconfigure the keyboard sequence to command-shift-P as you wrote, but I can't get it to work.

    I've gone to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services > doubleclicked "Print Selection" in the right pane, then pressed command-shift-P and my system dings at me like I've done something illegal.



    Many thanks! :)


    I installed the app from

    Where is the "PRINT SELECTION ICON at the bottom of the screen" that you talk about?

    I'm on a Mountain Lion v10.8.4 machine, with all the latest updates, and I can't figure out what you're referring to.

    Do I have to enable something in System Preferences?

  16. c6wooden macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2013
    Easy Workaround

    A PC friend of mine recently switched to Mac and asked me if Mac's did print selection. I've struggled getting the print selection installation to work seamlessly. The print-selection-service-20.dmg worked fine on my older G5 with 10.4.11 but I had trouble with my two newer Macs.
    Here's what finally worked well for me. The Print Selection app in the App Store works great. It puts an icon in the menu bar that pops up the selected text and allows you to print it. It also shows up in the Services menu.

    Another very easy work around is to use the service "Make New Sticky Note." This will open a sticky note with the selected text and you can print from that. No installation needed. I did have to remove an old backed up version of the Sticky Note application.

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