Any keyboard shortcut for choosing Printers in Print Dialog?

Any keyboard shortcut for choosing Printers in Print Dialog?

Postby tuqqer » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:56 pm

I'm using QuicKeys 3.1.1.

Is there any to create a keyboard shortcut for choosing printers in a Printer Dialog Box?

In other words, when I hit Command-P, a Printer Dialog Box comes up. I have it set so that it defaults to my label printer. I would love to be able to hit an F key (for instance) and have it select my Xerox color printer, vs having to do it with the mouse.

Any ideas? I've used QK for years but don't know it that well.

Thanks !
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Postby gb2 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:57 pm

you want to setup shortcuts by going under Create>System>Switch Printer

manual page 146 for details - make sure you trigger the action before you open the Print dialog.
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Postby tuqqer » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:19 pm

Many thanks, gb2. Especially the page link to the manual.

I have having problems getting this new trigger to work in Word 2004, though. Any ideas on why it won't work? It works in the Finder, in InDesign, Entourage, etc. but not Word.

Here's the way I set up these triggers:
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I set up a second one that is identical, but has
1. the label printer selected
2. a hot key of Command-Control-L

Again, it works well in every program, except Word 2004. In Word, the print dialog comes up, but it doesn't switch the printer. It just remains on whatever printer was there beforehand. [/img]
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Postby gb2 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:53 pm

Just looks like Word isn't play by the rules. I found if I cancel the print dialog and bring it up again that it is set correctly. So in this case you would create another shortcut that has the same trigger has you have setup in All Applications and then modify it for Word.

First of I'd change the step 2 to be a Type Keystroke of Command-P, you might have problems in other applications where some programs use 3 periods and others use Option - ; so the Menu Selection would fail.

So your Print shortcut scoped to Word would be:
Step 1: Switch to Printer
Step 2: Type Keystroke of Command - P
Step 3: Type Keystroke of Command - period
Step 4: Type Keystroke of Command - P
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Postby tuqqer » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:08 pm

thanks, gb2. Appreciate it.
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