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Mac OS 9: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Desktop Printers

When you use the Chooser to select and set up a printer, Mac OS automatically creates a desktop printer for it. As the name suggests, it appears on the desktop as a printer driver icon (Figure 64).

Figure 64. Desktop printer icons. In this illustration, the one on the top is the default printer.

Desktop printers can be used for a number of things:

  • Identify and change the default printer.

  • Print documents using drag and drop.

  • Check or change items in a print queue.

  • Stop or start a print queue.

I tell you about these things on the following pages.

To identify the default printer

If you have only one desktop printer icon, it represents ...

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