Getting around Google Chrome’s broken printing in OS X

Google once again has moved the print dialog box settings around in its browser, making it purposefully difficult to set the default print option to use the native OS X software. It wouldn’t be a problem if Chrome didn’t mess up what I’m trying to print! Here is a command to issue from Terminal.app, which seems to fix this bug with v37:

defaults write com.google.Chrome DisablePrintPreview -boolean true

For Google Canary nightly builds (v40-ish?), the following seems to work:

defaults write com.google.Chrome.canary DisablePrintPreview -boolean true

Maybe it’s time to look into Safari again…

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