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How can I add a Windows (smb) printer using the address directly?

I am using macOS 10.11 El Capitan. I want to re-add a printer I have in order to use a different driver. For some reason, I cannot discover/browse the workgroup (in the Windows pane of + Add… under ...
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App for printing to Samba printers via iOS document sharing

I am Looping for an iOS app supporting "document sharing" which would allow me to print to a Samba printer. Use case: open a document (e.g., a PDF) with the app (via the iOS document ...
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The optical photoconductor needs to be replaced - printing issue

I am trying to print and continue to get this error. I'm on a macbook air running El Capitan. I work in an office and everyone else is printing fine. Any solutions?
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PC Emulator for OSX with driver support

So my workplace purchased a new Enduro 3E Card Printer and they asked me to install it--looking at the installation discs, I immediately realized that they were for Windows installations. So I went to ...
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Edit (colorized) terminal output before printing?

A very similar question has already been asked on SuperUser but none of the answers works satisfactorily for me. I can actually get almost what I want by simply: Running the Terminal for the whole ...
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What is the root username and password for CUPS 2.1.0

I don't remember creating one and I'm just trying to print in black and white.
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Why won't my new iMac El Capitan print from Word?

I have a new iMac El Capitan (and I'm a new Mac user) attached to the Canon Pixma MX926 printer (about 4 years old) with a USB cable. I can print from the Apple help menu, but can't print any Word ...
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My terminal keeps printing “emergency” messages

I keep getting these broadcast messages being printed to every terminal window, and it's driving me nuts. Does anybody have a clue as to how to turn them off? Broadcast Message from ...
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How to configure same dymo label writer 450 on OS X?

I have bought a second dymo label writer 450 but I cannot have them seen as 2 different independent printers, so when I install the "second" (with a different name) then the "first" does not seem to ...
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Automate printing with options?

I am trying to print a file (a pdf), without intervention. Not Automator specific, I can deal with applescript or terminal or whatever. The specifics of what I want are: Print to specific Printer ...
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Applescript Printer Alerts via iMessage

Is there a way to send an SMS via Applescript/Automator in either of these scenarios: When a low printer ink alert occurs ("Cyan is at or below 10%) With the periodic status of ink levels ...
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Preview in OSX El Capitan defaults to 100% scale

When printing a jpeg, preview now defaults to 100% scale, which is not what I want. I am having to manually select scale to fit and fill entire paper. How can I make it always default to the latter ...
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XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INTERRUPTED: trying to map database

Really frustrated by the lack of information regarding errors in the logs in OS X. I'm trying to add a printer SHARP MX4112N and the server is a Windows server. So when I try connecting to it I get ...
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How do I revert the sudo less /private/etc/cups/printers.conf command?

I have used the above command to try and find my printer's address using the web. Now I would like to revert this setting using terminal. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance!
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CUPS error message when trying to print through router

I get the following error message on both of my MAC Books (running El Capitan) when trying to print to my HP8500 printer through my home wireless network: Backend /usr/libexec/cups/backend/hpip does ...
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Scanner not recognised on Epson Printer after El Capitan update

I've noticed that the scanner option has disappeared from the System Preferences (Printers & Scanners) control for the Epson AL CX21NF. I've tried installing the drivers from here and also using ...
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Printer will not print, status: “Hold for Authentication”

Used to be able to print like a charm. It's a network printer. Now all I get is: When checking the system log all it says is: 09/02/16 12:24:41,669 NetAuthSysAgent[42720]: ...
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Printing problem only in web browsers

Under Yosemite 10.10.5 on an iMac, I get the following two error messages when printing from Firefox: First error message: "Print Preview Error. An error occurred while printing" Then, after ...
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Missing driver for printer - adobe postscript

I have a Panasonic Workio 190 Printer. It doesn't seem like there is a Mac driver (I'm on Mavericks). The only thing there is, is a Adobe PostScript Driver: I've never come across this kind of ...
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Borderless printing

My Brother MFC-J6920DW printer can print edge to edge / borderless / without margins. I know this for sure because I have made a perfectly borderless print from OS X Photos. Also, a .pdf that I ...
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One Mac printing, the other won't

I have two identical MacBooks. Well, almost identical - there may be differences under the hood, but they're both running El Capitan, both similar spec, and one was bought about two months before the ...
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connecting a LAN printer while using the 3G network

I have set up a point of sales using a 3G iPad. I have a LAN printer that connects to a wifi router that doesn't have Internet connection. I want to use the 3G to connect to the Internet while being ...
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How can I add additional paper sizes to Automator services?

I'm attempting to create a service using Automator from the Photos > New PDF Contact Sheet action. However, the Paper size option only allows me to select US Letter and A4. The print drivers for ...
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How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF?

How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF? New to the Mac OS X world and with MACs. From the windows world I have a virtual letter paper with my e.g. logo, headers, footers existing ...
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Borderless printing at 100% on a Brother MFC

Goal I'd like to print a postscript drawing (1) at 100% on A3 size paper. My (Brother MFC-J6920DW) printer (and OS X CUPS driver) supports borderless printing on large / A3 size paper, so this should ...
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Installed “El Capitan”on my MacBook Air and now my computer doesn't recognize my printer

I had Mavericks on my MacBook Air previously. After installing "El Capitan", my printer isn't recognized anymore (it was before the upgrade). I added my printer to the "list of printers" again, but it ...
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Looking for a Terminal command to disable permanently “pause mode” on HP printer • Lion 10.7.5

Reason : HP Printer suddenly always on "pause / queue" while printing. My problem : All of a sudden, my LaserJet CP2025 printer stopped printing, putting instead all documents on queue. I'm ...
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How to Connect Printer via Ethernet on Thunderbolt Display?

I have a complex setup and just upgraded from Mavericks to El Capitan and now my printer no longer works. I had it connected via ethernet on a different subnet through a Thunderbolt display that is ...
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Define A4 default paper size for every user & Application

Trying to have A4 set as the default for every new user created. US Letter is currently the default. Applied: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences AppleLocale en_GB ...
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Using shared printer in El Captain - Canon LBP2900

I have downloaded drivers based on following forum post Apple Forum on using this printer After doing this I am able to print using the printer (when connected directly to MBP) but if I share same ...
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print jobs cancel after 3 hrs - how change?

Moved up to El Capitan 10.11.2. Now my print jobs all cancel after 3 hrs (10800 sec). Can't find CUPS files in Library. How/where can I change the setting of MaxJobTime?
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Add Virtual Null Printer in El Capitan

I am familiar with adding a virtual IPP printer to OS X however, I would like to add a non-printing virtual printer that does not queue is jobs but rather sends them to a null device or automatically ...
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Word for Mac 2008

I am having a problem with the auto-text headers. When I type a document, the auto-text updates properly; however, when they print they do not print as they appear onscreen. They are printing as ...
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Print an individual email that is part of a conversation

Mail.app Version 8.2 (2104), OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have a message in my inbox which I would like to print, but Mail associates it with a conversation in another mailbox and the print preview shows ...
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Print jobs cancelled if waiting too long?

I tend to send things to print, even when not connected to my printer (via usb). This allows it to print the minute I connect the printer, which is nice when I am on my laptop. It used to work, even ...
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when I reinstall to EI capitan and Ricoh MP 4000 can't print, how I can fix it?

I re-install OS to EI capitan. My office printer is Ricoh Mp 4000 without PostScript. Before I reinstall Os , I add some app ,Ricoh Mp 4000 can worked. ...
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How can I make Keynote print my arrowheads?

I have a Keynote presentation with a black background. When I print to PDF without backgrounds, 4 slides per page, the arrows (white on the original, black on print) lose their heads. Is there a fix ...
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Not able to open print setup in my mac. I use OS X EI Captain 10.11.1

I am not able to open print setup. When I Open Print Queue, i get the following screen I am not even able to given double sided printout. Please help me out Basically, I want to give back to back ...
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Unable to print in reverse order in Yosemite. How to fix?

I used to manually print two-sided documents. This way, I firstly would print only odd pages in normal order, then flip printed pages in printer (all at once), reload them and then print only even ...
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Archived Apple Messages - How to print or reactivate

Is there a way to print or reactivate text messages that have been archived? I can view the archived messages just fine in the ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages directory.
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OS X 10.11 El Capitan Preview's print preview different from print result

I've noticed something strange with printing PDFs via Preview on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I've been printing PDF slides at 6 slides a page and they have always turned out like Figure 1. After the ...
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Preview Printing Off Paper/Center

When I Print a PDF or a Picture in Preview the Print Preview looks good. When I go to print it's off center by about half the page. Doesn't matter if The Auto Rotate is on/off or Orientation, paper ...
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How to print PDF with Preview by specifying custom list of page ranges?

I'd like to print PDF file using Preview (I'm using 7.0), however I can't find any way of specifying list of pages as below: Of course I could select the pages in sidebar, but if I've long list ...
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Relationship between OpenType fonts and PostScript printers, and impact on printing performance?

In the pre-OS X days, there was an important distinction between bitmap fonts and PostScript fonts, and between QuickDraw printers (the Mac equivalent of "Winprinters") and much more expensive ...
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How can I change the orientation of a picture in the printer menu?

In the printer menu I can change the orientation, but that only rotates the paper not the image on the paper. How can I rotate the image itself? I already tried rotating the image itself, but that ...
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Why is Preview printing blurry text when there is colour in a document?

When printing a colour document using Preview, some of the text is blurry. There are no problems printing the same document from Adobe Acrobat. Below is a scan of the Preview printout. There is no ...
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AirPrint somehow only through 5 GHz, why?

I have the strangest thing at the moment. I am virtually sure this was not the case a while back. I have a HP X476 MFP printer with AirPrint enabled. The network at my place is pretty standard. The ...
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How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image)

How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image) without using any third party software like Gimp etc... constraints/situation in my case I had only 2 ...
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Printer drivers

I have several macs, at home and office (Macbook Pro and Air). I have several Canon multipurpose printers as well. The problem is when you attempt to connect the Mac to the Canon printer via USB, it ...
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Printer connected to Mac only works if other Mac is turned on

I have an old iMac G5 with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and a Canon PIXMA MG5350 printer. It prints without a problem on the old G5. I think the printer is connected via bluetooth. And now I also have an ...