Clarus Returns


Did you know that with macOS Ventura, Clarus the Dogcow has at
long last returned home? Recently, while doing something else, I
accidentally hit Cmd+Shift+P which opened the Page Setup dialog. I
was greeted, surprisingly, with a new high-resolution version of
the classic Clarus icon that I’d never seen before. I looked at it
briefly, and then closed the dialog and went back to whatever I
was doing before. I had assumed that because I’d been in a
3rd-party app at the time, that the Clarus icon was just some
easter egg the developer had left. But a little while later, I got
to thinking. What were the chances that someone went to the
trouble of customizing the Page Setup dialog, of all things, just
for an easter egg? Zero, it turns out. That dialog shows Clarus on
the page preview in every app.

Well, I have a new favorite feature in MacOS 13 Ventura.

Update: Even more good news on the Clarus front.

Update 2: Dr. Drang: “I’m not sure where this idea came from, but I’m guessing it was someone who sold ink cartridges.”

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