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#27706 - 12/17/13 04:32 PM What's wrong with this terminal command?
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Searching the web gave me this terminal command:
defaults write -g NSNavPanelExpandedState ForSaveMode -bool TRUE

Entering it produces: Unexpected argument -bool; leaving defaults unchanged.

Changing TRUE to YES gave the same result.

It is supposed to set Save dialogs to the "long form", so you don't have to click the disclosure triangle to get a different view of possible locations in which to save.

While you're at it, how about a line that will do the same thing for Print dialogs. Something that defaults to the mode where the "Details" are not hidden in the dialog box.

Thank you one and all.
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#27707 - 12/17/13 04:42 PM Re: What's wrong with this terminal command? [Re: Ira L]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I think deleting this space - State For - turned the trick.

Edit: Yep, it did!

Many thanks for that. smile

Edit 2: And for printing, search for "expand" here. (I'm not certain it's what you're looking for.)


Edited by artie505 (12/17/13 06:38 PM)
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#27714 - 12/18/13 09:15 AM Re: What's wrong with this terminal command? [Re: artie505]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Thanks, Artie.

Those commands were accepted. Coincidentally I had used the 40 version of your 101 link.

For anyone else interested in the expanded print dialog, and don't want to search through 101 choices (actually a "Find 'Print' " did it very quickly), the command is:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint -bool true

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#27715 - 12/18/13 01:21 PM Re: What's wrong with this terminal command? [Re: Ira L]
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Registered: 08/04/09
And thank you for asking the question. smile

The 40 version?
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#27718 - 12/19/13 08:47 AM Re: What's wrong with this terminal command? [Re: artie505]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: artie505
And thank you for asking the question. smile

The 40 version?


Your link was 101 terminal commands. I had perused one with 40 commands, none of which were what I was seeking.
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#27827 - 01/03/14 10:19 AM Re: What's wrong with this terminal command? [Re: Ira L]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
so was this resolved or was there still a question/problem?
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#27828 - 01/03/14 12:28 PM Re: What's wrong with this terminal command? [Re: Virtual1]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Resolved. Thanks.
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