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How to leave the Rename Printer dialogue without renaming the printer

In Catalina, when I try to rename a printer but then change my mind and try to close out of the screen, one cannot. Here's what I did: Go to rename an existing printer (System Preferences > Printers ...
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Can't connect Mac to Windows Printer Server

The Mac can see the workgroup, and after clicking on the windows computer, it asks for guest or registered user. I've tried both and the error it gives me is "There was a problem connecting to the ...
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macOS 10.15 detects printer but “can't find it” in the printing dialog, have to reset printing system every time

so I got a gorgeous wireless AirPrint-capable MFD (Canon i-Sensys MF645Cx), which is connected to my Mikrotik hAP AC lite router wirelessly. My Mac is connected to the same WiFi network. The router's ...
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PDF Encrypt Failed in High Sierra Export and Print to PDF

Tried on 2 approaches, both failed. MS Word: Print » Print to PDF » Encrypt. I Checkbox (X) Encrypt. Selected to disallow copying of content and keyed in Password. PDF saved. (But document allows ...
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How can I save my carefully constructed printer presets before I have to re-install my printer?

My Brother MFC-L5750DW is refusing to print documents (worked fine this morning), and after restarting, checking for latest software and drivers (currently updating) I suspect it's time to remove and ...
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How can I enable Brother printer's two-side printing functionality?

My Brother DCP-7055 Printer’s two-side printing functionality does not work (the “Two-Sided” option is greyed out) on macOS Catalina 10.15.4. I have not tested it on any other versions of macOS but it ...
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Random pages printing with curl command

I need some help with this... My printer (hp inkjet) will randomly print 3 pages with just a header that includes the curl command (see photo) since this is a major waste of paper, how do I get this ...
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HP LaserJet 1018 macOS Mojave and Catalina USB driver

it seems that HP abandoned old cheap, but very functional and small printers like HP LaserJet 1018. Posting this question to share solution, that allows extend usability of normally functioning ...
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Change Finder Printing default to print 100%, not scale to fit

I am trying to print groups of pdf files without opening the files. I am trying to print from either the automator app, which is a hot folder to print, or drag and drop onto printer. Every time it ...
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Dell 1320c - Catalina 10.15 Mac Pro - will print but only from single feed - How to fix?

the link to the recommended driver worked - but only so far as I can insert a single page versus auto feeding from Tray one. Anyone have any ideas how to change this ? the operator panel is not so ...
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Bonjour Printing Wizard with Windows 10

My complete setup is: Brother CDP-7065DN attached to iMac (Mojave, 10.14.6), shared to PC Windows 10. Now that I have upgraded to Windows 10 I can't get the printer to print in landscape mode. I've ...
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Will any AirPrint-compatible printer work with macOS Catalina?

There seems to be a lot of confusion around which printers can be made to work with macOS Catalina. Now that 32-bit print drivers are no longer supported on Catalina, that seems to break compatibility ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina and Network printing

I updated to Catalina last year. I have several issues in my networking ecosystem at home including printing to my Dell 1320c printer Basically I used my printer as a network printer, attached to the ...
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Workaround for Dell's lack of drivers for macOS 10.15 Catalina?

I've got two Dell printers - a C1760nw color printer and a B1165nfw Mono MFP. Both of which are currently unusable after the upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Is anyone aware of a workaround or non-...
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All print jobs for all printers say “stopped”

I can't print to any printers on my network. All the jobs have the status "stopped" when I try to print. I've tried restarting all printers. I've tried rebooting my Mac. Clicking the pause then ...
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Can't print with MacBook Air on a Wireless Printer

My printer is HP LaserJet M15A connected via USB to my router. Currently, I'm running on macOS Catalina version 10.15.13. I can see and add the printer under "Printer & Scanners" - "Windows" - ...
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Adding a printer on the command line with no PPD

When I add a printer (HP Color LaserJet CP3525) interactively, macOS determines the device type and is able to configure the printer without further user input. Is it possible to emulate this with ...
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Brother MFC-8840DN and OS X Mojave - enable second tray

I'm attempting to configure my Brother MFC-8840DN on a laptop with Mojave. Currently, it is seen as a Generic Postscript Printer: Unfortunately, the unit's two trays aren't recognized: I've ...
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iPad/HP print attempt does nothing; attempt to fix reverses colors

Made two sides of a greeting card as JPG, saved as PDF, and used Preview to make them a single two-page PDF. PDF looked OK in Preview. Put it in Books and sync'ed into iPad (because a MACOS bug ...
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Need printer driver for samsung ML-1210 compatible with Mac OS X 10.11.6

I use Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and I would like to find and install a printer driver for an old samsung ML-1210 printer. Can anyone help? If yes, please tell me in simple terms, because I am ...
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Bulk printing on macOS

I have a bunch of files that i want to print, they are all separate PDFs. What is the best way to print them without having to print them one by one, or combine them into a merged PDF using 3rd ...
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The option “Manage Custom Sizes” in Page Sizes is unavailable on printer

I'd like to print some documents on A6 papers (105mm * 148mm) using the printer RICOH sp 325sNw. On the configuration of printer's paper size, the option "Manage Custom Sizes" is unavailable, as ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Printer not responding

I followed all the steps described in : Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed And the message changed from Filter failed to Printer not responding, the printer is online, ...
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How can I print comments in Numbers?

I have a Numbers document containing several comments. I'd like to include these comments when printing the document — or creating a PDF — but I cannot locate an option to do this. I've searched ...
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Lines with AirPrint from iOS 13 but not macOS 10.15

I’m on tech support duty at the in-laws over Christmas, but this one has me stumped, any help appreciated. They have an “HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M176n” which has been working fine for many years. ...
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How to print to a HP Photosmart C4599 printer from Sierra?

I am desperately trying to print from my MacbookPro running Sierra to a HP Phtosmart C4599. Does anyone have any idea? Is there a solution?
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How to install and use multiple Dymo 450 printers on 10.14 Mojave

System : Mac Mini [late 2014] running Mojave 10.14.6 Objective : install two [or more] Dymo 450 label printers, each loaded with a different label size, and have them work individually i.e., I should ...
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How do I print in black and white when the program does not support this?

On a Windows system I use PDF24 and I can print from any application in black and white. I am looking for a similar option on macOS. Which PDF printer can I use for this purpose? The built-in does not ...
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New printer only visible in some applications

I installed a couple of new printers via System preferences -> Printers & Scanners -> + -> IP. They work just fine from some applications. For example from adobe reader or inkscape I can ...
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How do I print in grayscale on Canon Pixma MP280?

From my Macbook Pro (10.5.1), the print dialog has no grayscale option (screenshot below). I opened settings, and there is a color option in each Preset. The Presets are read-only. I guess I am ...
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iPhone printer settings [duplicate]

Is it possible to set iPhone printer to default to black and white rather than color? I've looked in settings and cant find the printer driver.
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How do I print a single page document to multiple copies, double sided?

I have a single page document, say "A". I'd like to print it multiple copies with double-sided, like below: sheet 1 front: A, back: A sheet 2 front: A, back: A ... However, when printing with ...
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Catalina now only saves pdf's from print box to preview not the folder I choose

I use Excel spreadsheets everyday and use the pdf print facility to send them to clients suppliers and for many other uses. Catalina now will not save the pdf's to any other folder than the preview ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed

After upgrading to Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, trying to print with a Dell Color Laser 1320c leads to the error message: Filter failed (German: Filter fehlgeschlagen).
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Can't connect to TCP/IP printer with undescore “_” in the IP

I have a wireless printer that's connected to our private LAN in our workplace. There is a weird configuration for the printer that it requires two printers to be added. For color - 192.168.51.xxx and ...
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Print adressbook from iOS without computer

My father is switching from a PC to an iPad - everything works perfectly and no problems so far. But he still keeps a laptop where he has his addresses in a spreadsheet which he can print. He would ...
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Bug “Show Notes” in Preview Mac OS Catalina

I have a problem with Preview. When I have to print a PDF with notes on it I click the button "Show notes" on the print window but nothing happens. How can I fix this bug?
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macOS Catalina: Preview > Print… > Save As PDF, not really working

I upgraded (whatever that means) to macOS Catalina. If you visit https://apple.stackexchange.com using Safari and do a Print... and select Save as PDF, then you can create a pdf file. All is well so ...
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How to install a driver for the HP Deskjet 5550 on macOS 10.14?

I want to print in color from an old HP Deskjet 5550 printer (17 years old and works without an issue, I heard). macOS offers Generic PCL Laser Printer for this device. It works (although it is not ...
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Cannot print from Mac Sierra to Canon 7550

A question on behalf of my Swiss neighbour She has a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running Sierra, and a Canon 7550 printer (MG7500 series). WiFi router is configured on Macbook (browsing ...
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printtool keeps requesting admin to modify admin settings

Im running OSX 10.13.x. Using a standard user account (not admin). If i have a printer window open, i keep getting a popup that asks for administrators privileges to "Printtool is trying to modify ...
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double-side printing: blank pages are not counted as even?

Mac OS X: 10.14.6 Preview: 10.1 (944.6.16.1) Printer: Canon 2900 I followed this to print double-side: How to control manual double-side printing on Mac OS X Lion? The problem: when choosing "Even ...
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Brother printer on OS 10.14.6

I recently upgraded from OS 10.13 to OS 10.14 on a new 2019 Mac 21.5" with 16 GB RAM When I install my MFC-L2700DW Printer I get a Print Error message when trying to print. I have tried to print PDF ...
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Print PDF Scaled Down in Top Left Corner

I have a PDF that would print something like the following by default: __________ | ........ | | ........ | | ........ | | ........ | |__________| If I scale down the content it remains centered. ...
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“Hold for Authentication” when printing through LP / LPR

I have a Dell network printer mapped to my MAC. I'm able to print from applications without any issues, but when I try to print using terminal (lp or lpr), every file gets held up on the printer with ...
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How to add printer with lpadmin and have it show up in Printers and Scanners in System Preferences?

I am using Mojave, and I am able to add a printer using lpadmin. I can then print a test page to that printer using the CUPS web interface. Additionally, the printer is listed with lpstat -p. ...
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Adding smb printer through terminal

Goal: Add a domain printer just through the terminal without using its IP address. Following the instructions here: https://dae.me/blog/1826/add-a-printer-via-command-line-in-os-x/#comment-256587 I ...
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How can I default to a particular printer on a particular wifi network?

When I work from the office, I wnt to print from the office printer. When I work at home, I want to print from my home printer. But I spend a lot of time sending documents to the last used printer, ...
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macOS will not remember AirPrint password

[macOS 10.14.5] I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, all the latest firmware updates as of today, and have changed the default AirPrint username/password. I can successfully print. However, even though I ...
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Is it possible to set different default paper sizes in OSX for different printers?

I regularly connect to 3 printers. 1) A1 plotter 2) A3 printer 3) A4 printer I use each one in different circumstances. In the OSX system preferences you can set a default paper size, but this ...

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