3 Quick Tips to Make Print and Save Dialogs Bigger and Better

Mac Geek Gab listener Seth sent us 3 quick tips this week and as soon as I read them I knew we had to share them with you. Each of these is to be typed (or copied and pasted) into your Mac's Terminal, and we tested them here and each work great on our Mountain Lion machine.

One note: when you paste each of these in, you will not get ANY confirmation other than simply a new Terminal prompt. If you see that, all is well. And now... from Seth:

The first will cause the print dialog box to always open in the expanded mode:

defaults write -g PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint -bool TRUE

The second will cause the save dialog to always open in expanded mode:

defaults write -g NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool TRUE

This last one will cause the default save location in the save dialog to NOT be iCloud:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false

Thanks so much, Seth! I went and pasted each of these into the Terminal on my Mac as soon as I read the tips. GREAT stuff!