4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2010 11:17 AM by baltwo
jpaquette Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Hey guys,
I'm sure it would pretty low on your list of priorities, but as a former Mac Genius who now does independant consulting work, I routinely show people how to set up printers to 'switchers'. They are used to printing a test page in Windows to prove the printer works.

When I do this in 10.6, the page looks very amateurish. In fact the 10.5 one looked much better. We need to put an 'Apple look and feel' to this at some point.

Like I said. Low priority, but it would be in sync with Apple's commitment to the details that help the user experience.

Just a thought,


2.33 15" Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4 GB RAM, 320 WD HD
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (62,210 points)
    FWIW, AFAICT, the test page is designed by the printer manufacturer. At least there's one that pops using the HP Utility with my Photosmart C4680 AIO. The only other option is for you to design one that will show off what you think a printer should produce or to show that it does print. BTW, there's nothing in the OS that will fix a printer's shortcomings. I think you have the concept bassackwards.
  • jpaquette Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Actually I meant the CUPS print test page, not the built in printer ones.

  • Matt Broughton Level 5 Level 5 (4,980 points)
    Please remember that this is a user to user forum. There is no one here that can implement changes in system software.

    I would suggest that you provide feedback to Apple from http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html or sign up for a free developer's account and submit an enhancement request.
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (62,210 points)
    Ah! The proverbial missing information. If you're not satisfied with what comes with the CUPS package and want to report this issue to Apple's engineering, then send a bug report or an enhancement request via its Bug Reporter system. To do this, join the Mac Developer Program—it's free and available for all Mac users and gets you a look at some development software. Since you already have an Apple username/ID, use that. Once a member, go to Apple BugReporter and file your bug report or enhancement request. The nice thing with this procedure is that you get a response and a follow-up number; thus, starting a dialog with engineering.