Stupid question... (Print window)

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  1. dazzer21 macrumors 6502

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    ...I'm missing something! In OS9, you opened a window and went to File/Print Window to print the contents of a window. How do you do that in Leopard?
     
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  3. dazzer21 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope. If the window is open with nothing selected within it, 'print' is greyed out. If something is selected, print is accessible but just prints out the selected file(s)
     
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    You're looking to print out a list of the file names in a particular folder right? I'd be interested in learning how to do that.
     
  5. GGJstudios, Nov 8, 2010
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What app are you talking about? In every app I open, the Print option is not grayed out, even if you don't click on anything in the window.
    The OP said nothing about file names or folders. How Do I Print A File List (finder)
     
  6. dazzer21 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to print the contents of a folder window from the Finder as a listing, including filename, file size, date modified etc. In OS9, there was a 'print window' option, OS X doesn't appear to be able to do this.
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    I have looked for this too and the only workaround I found was making screenshots of the simple Finder window.

    Btw, your thread title is really non-descript, future generations might be looking for the same and a descriptive thread title could help finding it.
     
  8. GGJstudios, Nov 8, 2010
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How to print a list of files in a folder - MacRumors Forums
    How Do I Print A File List (finder) - MacRumors Forums
    Print a list of the whole file directory - MacRumors Forums
    How to print a list of folder contents with all attributes ...
    http://www.searchwaresolutions.com/
     
  9. dazzer21 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You can't seriously be telling me that the only way to do this is through Terminal? You can't be serious...
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, if you read the threads, you'll see many methods, including the app I posted a link to.
     
  11. dazzer21 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I tried the copy and paste thing, but all is does is copy the filenames; looks like it's down to a 3rd party app, then! Does 10.6 enable direct window printing? Will 10.7...? At least I've just tried to do the same on a Windows 7 machine - looks like you can't do it on there either, although I might have been looking in the wrong place. Ah well...
     

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