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 driver it uses (see image below). But i cant seem to edit this once created.

add printer option window

  • I added within the tags the other versions which suffer the same removed function.
    – dan
    Feb 17, 2016 at 9:47

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This feature was removed in OS X 10.8. You have to use the CUPS interface by running cupsctl WebInterface=yes from Terminal and then pointing a Web browser to http://localhost:631. From there:

  1. Open the Printers tab.
  2. Select your printer and select Modify Printer from the second drop-down menu. (You’ll have to provide your OS credentials.)
  3. Select your printer and click Continue twice.
  4. Select a different driver or choose an appropriate PPD file.
  5. Click Modify Printer.

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