My default printer's default settings are to print double-sided. It works well in all apps, due to system-wide preferences… with the exception of Quick Look: when I open a file with Quick Look (pressing space bar in Finder), then ask it to print (Command-P), it does not open a dialog and send it directly to the printer, one-sided.

How can I configure this behavior? Or is there another shortcut to get the behavior I want?

  • Whats stopping you from double clicking and opening the file properly to print, is there a reason why it has to be printed through quick look??
    – Maximus
    Jul 17, 2013 at 15:01
  • @I'msuperawesome it's fewer keystrokes! (or mouse clicks) Quick Look is already part of my workflow when I sift through files… not having to open it in Preview, then close Preview, is quite nice
    – F'x
    Jul 18, 2013 at 8:20

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If you are on Mountain Lion when u use quick-look and press Command-P to print the document. The "Quick-look App" actually opens the document in "Preview App" and make a simple print. I advise you to open the document in preview directly to print it double-sided.

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