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Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.

Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.

In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.

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Epson Printer Drivers 2.2 for Mac OS X 10.6.1

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Apple has released a driver update that "includes the latest Epson printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard." More information on supported Epson printers is available on Apple's Web site. The update is available via Software Update and the Apple Support Downloads page. (Free, 546 MB)

 

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Comments about Epson Printer Drivers 2.2 for Mac OS X 10.6.1
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Darrell Wray  2009-12-26 16:38
I have an Epson Stylus Photo R800, and since going to snow leopard the prints are all at low resolution . A pale grey. Nothing has changed with V 2.2. Also the supplied print Utility does not work. I have gone back to Epson's Leopard driver and get good prints,the print utility works, but slow printing response
Sally Brown  2009-12-29 21:26
I used this solution for the R1800 as well. I switch between Leopard and Snow Leopard with Carbon Copy Cloner so that I have the best of both worlds without the need to buy a new printer.