Fixing slow Samsung printing over AirPort Extreme/Express

Fix to slow and painful printing over AirPort ExpressPrinting with Bonjour over AirPort Express was painfully slow, apparently because of a bug with Leopard and Bonjour. Here’s the not-so-glam fix from solo4675 on Apple discussion:

  1. Open Print & Fax Preferences.
  2. Click on + to add printer.
  3. Select IP at the top of the page. Select HP JetDirect – Socket in the drop down.
  4. Enter the address of your AirPort Extreme (IP Address or name such as living-room.local) then add the socket number. 9100 for the first printer, 9101 for the second printer. 4a. If you’ve got the address right it will verify this and confirm this on screen. It will select a generic postscript driver which you will change in step 6.
  5. Enter a Name and Location in the boxes at the bottom.
  6. In the Print Using box, choose Select Driver and then search for ML-2010 driver. Select it.
  7. Click Add and you’re done.

My few days with the AirPort Express has shown me that wireless technology does not just work. But at least it’s working better than my SpeedTouch 570.

Photoshop: Cycling through hidden tools

Photoshop: Hidden ToolsSome of the lesser used tools in Photoshop are grouped under the same button. If you use the mouse, this would normally involve clicking and holding on the button until a list of additional tools pop up.

However for those who use keyboard shortcuts to access these tools, it can be quite confusing as to how to access those hidden tools with the keyboard. To do so, hold down Shift+ to cycle through the tools. For instance, pressing Shift+I for the first time would select the Eyedropper tool, the Color Sampler Tool the second time, and the Ruler Tool for the third time, etc.