Managed Prefs issue

New Contributor II

I have created a couple of managed prefs to expand all of the print and save
dialog boxes and set them to user level enforced. I rebooted the machines
that are part of the profile and the save dialog boxes are working as they
should but the print dialogs are still not expanding. Any ideas?

Domain: .GlobalPreferences
Key: PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint
Key Type: Boolean
Value: True
Union Policy: unchecked

by the way, does anyone have any idea what the union policy checkbox is for?
I could find no explantation anywhere in the documentation or on the support


Alan Benedict
Macintosh Technician
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Contributor II

I would like to know this as well. I tried the following defaults, but apparently this is not the proper option anymore.

  • defaults write -g PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint -bool TRUE
  • defaults write NSGlobalDomain PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint -bool true
  • defaults write NSGlobalDomain PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint2 -bool true

Contributor II

Let me correct myself. I failed to reboot after sending the default commands, so it looks like the two new commands handle the expanded print dialog correctly.

Contributor II

If you are interested, I created a JSON schema to be included in a Configuration Profile that enforces this as desired.