Leopard: Auto Quit Print Spools

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Mac OS X 10.5 has an interesting printing feature -- or bug, depending on your perspective. The printer spool icon remains in the Dock even after your document finishes printing. Itis a nice feature if you always want quick access to a specific printeris job list, but it does clutter up the Dock.

If you donit want the printer spool icon to stay in the Dock after you are done printing, you can force the icon to behave just as it did in pre-Leopard days. Hereis how:

  • Click and hold on the printer icon in the Dock.
  • Choose Auto Quit from the pop-up contextual menu.


Auto quitting a printer removes its icon form the Dock after a print job completes.

Now the printer spool icon will automatically go away after a job completes printing.

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