With regards to the "Default Printer" issue, what part of "default" don't you understand. When a printer is set as "default" in the system, application should respect that-right? I mean you set it to default, right? Perhaps for the way YOU use your printers, the Photoshop CS2 approach of ignoring defaults was convenient but it can be argued that it violated the concept of "default" as set by the OS. Personally, I would argue that CS3 FIXES the previous misbehavior of CS2.
That's what Dave wrote...trying to explain that. And it ain't a bug when the engineering is done that way on purpose.
I think I have just encountered a new variation on the "default printer" feature in CS3 (on Windows XP).
I seldom print directly from CS3, preferring to use ImagePrint or QTR or Qimage. But today I wanted to make a couple of quick prints from CS3, in color. My "default" printer is a monochrome HP Laserjet 1200 that does just about everything that hasn't gone through Photoshop. For color I have an Epson 2200.
So, since I wanted color for all six prints, I selected the Epson printer from the print dialog, and clicked "page setup". Up popped the "Epson 2200 Properties" dialog which let me change from the default portrait setting to landscape for the first print. Then I printed, and all was fine.
I then went to print the second print. Now, contrary to what I had been led to expect from the wailing and moaning and gnashing of teeth in this thread, the indicated printer was still the Epson
, and not
the "default" HP. But the preview showed that it had reverted to portrait.
No problemo. I just clicked on "Page Setup" again, and up popped the "HP Laserjet 1200 Properties"
dialog, even though the currently selected printer was still the Epson!
Now if this behavior is what Mac users are used to, I surely don't want to switch to a Mac.
I did discover a workaround: I had to select a different printer (anything but the already-selected Epson), and then select the Epson again before I could ever get the Epson Properties dialog to come up.
I guess my question is this: Is this a "bug", an "undocumented feature" or an example of CS3 "fixing" what was broken in CS2?
In CS2, whenever the selected printer was "X" and I asked for "Page Setup", I always got the page setup dialog for printer "X", not for printer "Y", regardless of which was the "default".
I'm still having trouble understanding the Macintosh definition of "default", I guess.