When printing a file from the internet or Google Docs on a Mac device to a networked printer, sometimes the ‘pipes’ get clogged up and your print command doesn’t quite work. You may even get the notice that the printer is “not connected.”
Before you pull out the bat (or your hair), try this trick.
Print Using System Dialog
Step 1 : File Print
Step 2 : Click on Print using system dialog…
Step 3 : The print window will pop up. Sometimes the window is condensed. You can expand window by clicking on Show Details in order to program print preferences.
Step 4 : Be sure to select the destination printer and choose your settings, as needed.
For those inclined to really tech out, create your own Print Using System Dialog when using Google Chrome:
Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts. Once there, select Application Shortcuts and add a new shortcut for Google Chrome. Make sure the Menu Title reads Print Using System Dialog… exactly, and give it the standard print shortcut (⌘P).