Thank you for replying.  I tried the 'Alt' solution and it worked on the computers that I was having trouble with.  One question I had....our web admin. installed from the ISD, remotely, and some computers opened the Print Dialog Box, and a few did not.  Why would those not allow the print box when others did?  :)
I tried looking for the 'config.' file and found what you were talking about.  Our computers at school are frozen until the admin wants to add something, so I would imagine if I wanted to permanently change those settings, they would have to unthaw those computers, change the settings to be permanent and then refreeze them. 
Thanks again!  My students are really having fun with the program.  Unfortunately,  I do not have a 'color' printer at my disposal.  I don't know why the school is dragging it's feet.  I'm almost tempted to get a small ink jet just for the colors for the Kindergarten!  :) 

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Bill Kendrick <> wrote:
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On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 08:16:48PM -0400, Paula McKaig wrote:

It would help to know what platform you're on: Windows, Mac or Linux?
And are you using the latest version of Tux Paint?  (version 0.9.21)
(The version number appears on the splash/title screen.)

In all versions, holding the [Alt] ([Option] on Mac keyboards) key
while clicking the "Print" button in Tux Paint's toolbox should cause the
dialog to appear.  However, it's possible to _disable_ this feature
(to prevent kids from altering the printer configuration).

It's not disabled by default, but you might want to run the "Tux Paint Config."
tool that comes with Tux Paint[*] and check in its "Printing" tab.
You'll want the "Show Printer Dialog" setting to be one of the first
two options ("Only when [Alt] modifier key is held", or
"Always show printer dialog", if you want the dialog to always appear,
without needing to hold [Alt]).

Good luck!

[*] On Linux, "Tux Paint Config." is usually in a separate package from the
   core "Tux Paint" program.  On all platforms, Tux Paint Config. is simply
   providing an easier way to create a configuration file that you could
   also edit by hand using a text editor like Windows' "Notepad", if you're
   desperate. :)

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