Print via Drag and Drop – Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition

Tip 181Print via Drag and Drop

Wouldn’t it be useful to be able to print a file instantly, without first having to open it and then click FilePrint? As you might expect, your Mac lets you do just that. Open System Preferences (Apple menuSystem Preferences) and then click the Print & Scan entry. In the list of printers that appears on the left, simply select a printer and drag and drop it to the desktop. This will create a shortcut to the printer, which will probably be an icon-sized photograph of your actual printer.

To instantly print any file, simply drag and drop a file on top of this new shortcut.

Double-click the new icon to view the print queue.