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Mac OS X 10.4.6|
The Print dialog has been rearranged to use a pop-up menu for PDF functions.
Reportedly many people don't like this because pop-up menus from buttons
are not standard controls in Mac OS X. I don't have anything against such
menus but in my opinion the functions of this menu could be organized better.
You can also now easily purchase supplies for your printer right from
the Mac OS X print dialog. From Apple's store of course.
Surprisingly it works very well talking to a network shared Windows
printer. My only real gripe is that it doesn't let you type in the server
name if the server does not show up in the list of available servers.
This can easily happen if your Mac is configured for a different workgroup
than your PC(s). And it is not immediately obvious how to change the workgroup
on the Mac. The Windows workgroup is not specified in the control panel
but rather using the utility "Directory Access" under its SMB/CIFS
VoiceOver is a new accessibility feature that enables the Mac to speak
the text of selected items in dialogs and actions that occur.
The Automator is a handy way of pulling together applications within
Formerly called "Limitations" the new "Parental Controls" provide extra
ways to lock down applications, such as limiting who a user may chat with
using iChat or send e-mail to.
You can now create special "burn folders" directly from the Finder.
These folders can then be easily burned directly to a CD or data DVD.