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Why doesn't OS X migrate printer settings after clean install?

I've been seeing this since Leopard (10.5). If I erase my hard disk before installing a new version of OS X, the install the OS, then migrate all settings over from a cloned backup using Migration ...
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How do I restore the default Postscript printer?

I did a Reset printing system..., thinking it would remove all printers I installed. I didn't think it would remove everything, including the default Postscript printer. EDIT: I'm on a MacBook Pro ...
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iPhone Print by Domain

I have looked at Appstore and Google but could not find any App / Hack to be able to print with my iPhone on the way from the Printer in the office. Google Cloud Print is bot important because we are ...
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How can I access my scanner directly without going through System Preferences?

Since my printer has scanning capabilities, the Printers & Scanners pane in System Preferences has the "Scan" tab available. This is the only known place to start and scan one's document. I am ...
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How to fix spurious “Cannot communicate with scanner” error, without rebooting

I have a Canon MP560 printer/scanner combo, installed and working. However typically when I turn on the power to the printer and click 'Open Scanner...' I get the following error: Needless to ...
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Network Ports Used To Print (Network LPD Printing)

I have been experimenting with an application that listens to network ports below 1024. I discovered that when that application is running, an attempt to print to a network printer (set up to print ...
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OSX (Yosemite) Make 2 sided printing the default for *all* applications

I'd like to make double-sided printing the default for all applications. This item tells how to set it for one application, but by experimentation it only affects that application, not others. I ...
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Print file from terminal via smb

So UI printing fails with no reason as always. I hope that I can get more details by printing from command line. Tried smbutil print //user@host/share file got: smbutil: unknown command print ...
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Automatically printing emails which are captured via a mail rule (Mac OS 10.9)

I would like to be able to have certain emails printed automatically. We used to have a solution for this but it unfortunately no longer works since the upgrade to 10.9. Are there any Applescript ...
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Pantum P1000 prints only the first page

I have a late-2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display. Yesterday I put on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Since then my printer prints only the first page of articles. What should I do? Is it related to my recent ...
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Set Print Range in Numbers.app

Is there any way to set a print range in Apple Numbers.app spreadsheets, to print just a subset of cells rather than entire document?
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Is there a way to run a bash script everytime I print something?

I wanted to run a script that changes my background image whenever use the printer. Is it possible? Is there a way to know when OS X is printing something?
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Preview/Mail printing issue

I am attempting to print PDF's (and save documents as PDF's) as close to full bleed as possible. Right now I am losing approximately 3/4" in margin left, right, top and bottom. Any way to adjust ...
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DPI of Pages 5.5 PDFs exports

My printer wants me to submit 300 dpi PDFs and use a CMYK profile. Is the "best" PDF export setting for Pages 5.5 300 dpi? And how do I find a CMYK profile on Photoshop Elements or iPhoto? I seem to ...
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How can I setup my printer to print in black and white as default?

Is it possible to set up a printer, so it will always print in black and white?
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What could be stopping my WiFi printer from working?

My iMac suddenly stopped recognising my HP OfficeJet 6500 printer over the wireless network. Previously, it worked fine for years. It works with USB, and the printer connects to the router without a ...
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Printer induced iMac insomnia

Right, I got an odd problem. My iMac keeps waking from sleep, after roughly 10-15 minutes, without any intervention on my part. Looking at syslog, I found that the wake reason is XHC1, which some ...
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Is there a setting for black and white printing from iOS?

I have a color printer that supports airprint but I don't want to waste the color toner on random docs. Is there a setting in iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) that would allow me to override and print black ...
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Can't Add Printer with lpadmin

I am trying to add a Pharos printer to a Mac, running Yosemite, and the command isn't working. The problem is that the printer queue has a space in the name. The genius that set it up didn't think ...
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Add printer via lpadmin with custom queue

Is there a way to add a printer via the command line that has a custom queue that has two words separated by a space? My command so far is below but does not set the custom queue. Without the queue, ...
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I cannot see a particular USB printer from AirPort Extreme

I have an older AirPort Extreme (UFO, Version 5.7). I can connect an Epson MX330 printer to the USB port of the AirPort Extreme and it appears on the AirPort Utility "Printers" tab, and I can print ...
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Preview in Yosemite prints with large margins, unlike previous version

Before Yosemite, Preview could print large scale text with no noticeable margin by simply increasing "Custom Scale". In the Yosemite-Preview, it is no longer possible to do so. I tried adjusting ...
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How to add Canon printer that works on Windows machines?

I'm trying to add a Canon MF8050cn to print from OS X Yosemite that works fine from Windows 7 machines. I installed the Canon 8000 driver Mac_MF_Ver1040_00.dmg for Macintosh. I can ping the printer ...
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How to fix Samsung printer JobAccounting2 module printing crashes?

There are 2 brand new iMac running Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both machines have a wired ethernet connection to a wired Samsung CLX-6260ND MFC (multifunction) printer. Installation is a piece of cake, ...
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How to connect a Mac Book Pro to a LaserWriter II NT

I have an Apple LaserWriter II NT from the late 80's. Is there a way how I can print to it from my MacBook Pro?
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Edit a printer driver once printer is installed (can only seem to do it when installing a new printer)

Is there a way that you can set the printer driver for a printer that is already installed (other than deleting it an reinstalling). When you install a new printer you get an option to set which print ...
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Epson 1500 won't print over WiFi

Yesterday I installed the drivers for my printer (Epson Stylus 1500) on my Mac. During the setup I chose to connect over WiFi (the printer had already successfully been setup for WiFi printing from my ...
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AddPrinter.app hangs on Yosemite

I want to add a network printer on my MBP13R mid-2013. I open the dialog box Add printer (Addprinter.app). I begin to fill the form for IP adress of my printer (by typing the hostname). I only type a ...
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Epson software update keeps popping up on my screen but nothing gets downloaded

I get that question pop-up on my screen a few times per day. Sometimes several times in a row. If I say Yes, a long EULA document appears for me to accept, then a window with a progress bar that ...
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Can't print in fast / draft when connected to printer over wifi, but can when connected via usb

I recently bought a Canon ix6850 printer to replace my Canon ix6500 (really the 6850 is just an updated version with built-in wifi). Now I've got this new 6850, if I connect to it over wifi I get the ...
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How to make custom paper size available to all users?

I'm admin on my OS X installation and I created a couple of custom paper sizes (labels, flyers, etc.) and would like these to be available to all users of the Mac. Is this possible? How?
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sandboxd for CUPS backends in Mac OS X Yosemite

I am using a custom CUPS backend for printing on Mac OS X. The backend works by forwarding the print data to another machine (using ssh) and feeding the data to the printer from there. For this to ...
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Wireless Printing from iPad

Our company wants to use iPad Air's with printers in the field. Our employees aren't always in metropolitan areas to pick up a WiFi network, what is the best suggestion for us to use printers and are ...
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Can iOS devices be made to print over SSL?

I configured the Avahi/CUPS combination here and we can now submit print-jobs from iPhones and iPads on the LAN. However, it seems, the job-submissions are not encrypted -- something, I'd like to ...
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Xerox 3117 driver for OS X Yosemite

I am using Yosemite on MBP 15 mid2010 I already tried this tutorial http://vadimk.com/2010/10/11/xerox-phaser-3117-mac/ Didn't work for me. Also tried Splix: http://www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ again, ...
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Creating 2 quarter-sheet sized booklet on single sheet of paper

I need to create/print a booklet that is 1/4 size of a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper. From this page, How can I print a booklet from a pdf file?, I know I how to create the booklet. But this is larger ...
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Word attachment file name prints as icon with ? inside when I print email

I have a Mac with Word 2011. Every now and then when I print an email with a Word attachment, my HP printer prints an icon with a question mark instead of the Word file name.
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Can't print colour to Canon imageRUNNER 2230

A Macbook running OS X 10.8.5 cannot print to a network Canon imageRUNNER 2230 in colour. Have tried the driver from Canon and the generic PCL driver. The printer still won't print in colour! ...
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How can I change default print preference to black and white, system wide?

I would like to make my printer print b&w as default from every application on my mac. How do I do this?
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OS X based RFID Printing Solution

We are in the process of upgrading our servers at our school. Right now we use Safecom to manage our print queues for each user. Each user that is allowed to print can do so via logging in using an ...
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CUPS and Department IDs

The printer I'm trying to use requires a department ID and code for authentication and volume tracking. I'm using RAW protocol on port 9100 but could change this if necessary. It is possible to ...
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How can I print multiple pages on a single page via my iPhone?

Is it possible print multiple pages of a Word, PowerPoint or PDF document on a single page natively from iPhone 4S? Otherwise, are there other apps out there that allows me to do so? What I mean by ...
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Adding the Print Document Option To The Right-Click Contextual Menu?

In Windows it is possible to print a document on the desktop by right-clicking on it and choosing Print Document in the contextual menu that appears. By default this option is unfortunately not given ...
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Copying printer preset .plist files (Mavericks)

I am trying to copy a custom print preset from one computer to another. My understanding is that the presets are stored in ~/Library/Preferences with the name ...
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iOS Bluetooth compatible Printer

My client use some portable bluetooth printers. Now he want to use it with iPad. I want to know that : How can I check that any printer is compatible with iPad (iOS 7 or 8) bluetooth or not? I get ...
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How can I print adress labels

Is there a program to create address labels on my MacBook Pro laptop? I want to do Christmas labels on the Avery Labels.
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MBP freezes when I print

My MBP13 Retina freezes when I print a file from Preview. I can continue to use the computer on other softwares but Preview is freezing... I have 4 network's printer and one unplugged USB printer. ...
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How can I set duplex to be the default option when printing in Acrobat Pro XI?

I wish for duplex to be the default, but I must reset it each time the application is launched. I would expect to find the option in the Print... dialog of Acrobat, however I do not find it in the ...
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How does AirPrint (on iOS) decide what printer settings to use, and can I change them?

I just got my first proper AirPrint printer (the Canon PIXMA 7120). Like all printers, it has a ton of different settings for print quality, etc, and when you print from OSX, you get a print dialogue ...
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Print to pdf with Adobe Reader

I'm filling out a PDF form that doesn't work with Preview so I have to use Adobe Reader (ugh). After I fill out the form, I want to print it to PDF so that it is finalized. Unfortunately, Adobe ...