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Mac Default Printer not switching in FM12

Question asked by DavidMorrison on May 30, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2015 by blewvelvet

Summary

Mac Default Printer not switching in FM12

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12v1

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.7.4

Description of the issue

When following the guidelines of KB ID: 6185, the AppleScript switches the default printer for the OS, but not in FileMaker 12.

"tell application "Printer Setup Utility"
    Set the current printer to printer ""
end tell"

When you go to Apple Mail, Safari, System Preferences, the printer is switched, but within FileMaker 12 it is not.

Running the same AppleScripts within FileMaker 11 behave correctly. The script switches to the Dymo and back to the original default printer that was captured by Get ( PrinterName ).

Steps to reproduce the problem

Run the following AppleScript to change printers within FM12:

"tell application "Printer Setup Utility"
    Set the current printer to printer ""
end tell"

Check any other application and the printer changes. Within FM12, the printer is still the same as before.

Expected result

The default printer changes.

Actual result

The default printer is the same as before the script runs.

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