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Creating a Mac Distributable Printer Install script to all users that runs by double clicking only

I've been trying to find an novice-level answer to this for an embarrassing long time. New to Mac, so I'm trying to get my head around a process for these types of company wide, one and done, ...
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Is there a way to find/restore files from temporary printing folder?

I have opened my visa application page with Print Preview and thought that it was saved this way. But now, I can't find it anywhere on my mac, and there is not way to review it on the website either. ...
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How to get an M2 Mac mini printing to a Canon MP990 Printer with Ghostscript/Gutenprint?

I bought a new M2 Mac mini, my first Apple Silicon Mac. The Canon MP990 Scanner still scans fine with VueScan, but printing now fails. I'd set up the Intel Macs with Gutenprint (I use HomeBrew for as ...
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Any way to install old Samsung Printer SCX-4521F to my MacOS Ventura?

I tried many drivers to install Samsung SCX-4521F connected via USB but cannot succeeded. Any suggestions?
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Modern way to connect MacOS to CUPS print server

What is the modern way to connect a MacOS laptop to a CUPS print server (not just individual printers), where the two systems are on different subnets (i.e. mDNS does not work)? Is it possible, or ...
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Automator - Increase font size of rtf file

I have an automator quick action that receives text as input and prints it out. How do I increase the font size of the text that I want to print?
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Old MacBook Air running Big Sur macOS 11.7 can't print color; my partner's PC does so easily

My partner has a Brother MFC-9340CDW color printer; she can easily print in color from her PC running Windows. My MacBook Air, running macOS 11.7, can only print in black and white. Both computers ...
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Forcing printing from Quick Look or Finder to open the print dialog

When I print from Preview, the print dialogue opens so I can choose settings. When I print from Quick Look (either from the menu or cmd-P), it doesn't; it automatically sends to the printer. When a ...
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Cannot print to printer shared by iMac/Sonoma, from other computers

I have a HP CP1515n laser printer, connected to my iMac (running Sonoma) with an Ethernet cable, basically forming a very small network with statically configured IP addresses. Printing locally works ...
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How can I fix printing to Brother MFC after upgrading to macOS Sonoma?

I have upgraded two computers to Sonoma - one from Ventura that still can print and another from Catalina that can not. Printing fails over the wireless connection or by attaching the printer directly ...
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Preview Scale to Fit should be 100%, yet it's saying a different scale

I've been printing on a plotter at 36x24. When scaling, despite the image being 36x24, it says "scale to fit" is at 95%. Since I'm printing for construction, the scale has to be exact. Why ...
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Can't fix "Encryption Credentials Have Expired" for an HP printer

I'm struggling with the configuration of an HP Envy 7920e on MacOS 13.5. I added the printer but if I use the default driver (HP ENVY Inspire 7900 series-AirPrint 3.0), I get the error "...
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Page from a website won't print to PDF in some browsers

I’m using Safari on macOS Catalina (version 10.15.7) to plan bus trips on octranspo.com. When I have the times and route finalized I’ll print the map to a PDF. If I use Firefox or Brave the page has a ...
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Printer prints black as white and black as white.. why?

This happens only with PDF files. Same file if I print from a windows laptop it prints fine. From MacBook (2021, M1, Sonoma) it will print black as white and white as black. This is on a Canon E 440 ...
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How to set default paper sizes for different printers on macOS

I've two printers, HP desktop A4 size and a Zebra thermal label printer for label printing 4"x6". I'm not able to set the default paper size for these printers separately and I've to ...
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Move print jobs in macOS Sonoma?

Every version of macOS I've used has allowed me to open the print queue and drag a print job from one printer to another queue. This is especially helpful when (for example) you accidentally send a ...
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Test printer online/offline in terminal?

Some years ago, the lpstat command would report if a printer is offline. This features seems to have disappeared; it doesn't seem to be available in Ventura. Is there a way to determine from the ...
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School printer configuration on personal device

My school laptop has an option called "Secure_Printing" where the documents can be printed out on any school printer after inputting the student card number. Here is the configuration in the ...
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One to 2 characters truncated on right margin of Apple Email messages when printed or saved as PDF

Some Apple mail client email messages truncate 1 to 2 characters on the right of the message when printed or saved as a PDF. Have tested from a Mac with a printer setup and a Mac that has never had an ...
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Printing a webpage selection with properly formatted math characters

I'm having an issue where I'm trying to print a selection of a webpage with math symbols. If I select a portion of the webpage to print the math symbols are corrupted. However if I print the entire ...
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Brother printer MFC-J4340DW(E) driver for 10.10 Yosemite

Can anyone help me find a driver for a Brother printer MFC-J4340DW(E) for 10.10 Yosemite ? Thanks
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Chrome doesn't see custom resolution of CUPS printer

I just bought a label printer (Zebra ZD420). There a no drivers for this printer, but Zebra says I should install and configure it via CUPS. I set the default options for the printer in CUPS. For the ...
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Why doesn't Pages have printer paper size setting and it doesn't honor my default paper size setting too?

Pages doesn't have printer paper size setting. It doesn't honor my default paper size setting too. My default paper size is A4. But it seems that Pages still uses "US letter" as the paper ...
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Konica Minolta C368 printer, can't save with Account Track details

An office I manage has a Konica Minolta printer with account tracking enabled. In Windows I can save the password assigned in the printer settings, but this option does not seem to be available on Mac ...
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When I want to use the scanner on macOS Ventura, it is necessary to remove and re-add the printer

I own a Samsung Xpress SL-C480W Multifunction Printer, which is connected through WiFi. Since updating my OS to macOS Ventura a couple of months ago, I have been encountering an interesting issue with ...
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How to save a different default paper size for each of two/multiple printers?

Using two printers. Would love to set e.g. the default paper size per printer. So when choosing either printer the correct size is chosen automatically. At the moment it seems that I have to decide (...
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Indirect route to printer—what's really happening?

This indirect route to an HP printer does work if I jump through enough hoops. But what is actually happening when the MacBook Pro (MPB) can see what kind of printer it is and where it is and can add ...
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Could not found POS-80 C driver required for macOS

I am using a billing printer from a local vendor black copper company and i am using this link to download the driver POS-80 and my printer is running successfully but my main problem is, I cant find ...
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Loosing scan funtion of HP printer when re-boot system or signing out

Mac Mini M1 (16GB mem, 1 TB ssd) running Ventura 13.2.1 Printer HP Laser jet 100 colorMFP M175nw (Print and Scan functions) Installed printer driver version is 3.0 (automatically retrieved from the ...
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User authentication for printer in macOS Ventura

Our company provides a network printer which can be accessed freely from the local network. But to actually fetch printouts (after authenticating with an ID card at the printer), one has to specify a ...
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HP Laser Jet - different paper sizes list on iOS and macOS

When I try to print an A6 document on my HP Laser Jet Printer, I can simply select everything on my macOS, and it looks like this: On iOS, however, the A6 option does not appear. Am I missing ...
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Connect a "dump" USB-printer on macOS (High Sierra)

The printer is a ticket printer (Epson TM-u220) and I have a Java App talking directly to the printer device at /dev/tty(xxx) on Linux and Unix without any special installed drivers. On macOS, I can ...
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Creating a PDF File from some specific data in HTML Tags in a website in Safari

I have the following task that I need to automate as much as possible: Grab Page Source from currently open site in Safari. This is a site whose HTML structure is fixed, but specific data (such as ...
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Brother printer on Mac scanner function no longer works

I have a Brother MFC-2740DW that I have been using for many years. For over a year I have had it connected to the local network via wifi. It has a scanner function, which I normally use via the ...
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Can I prevent a Canon Selphy CP1300 from aggressively cropping images?

Photos are quite aggressively cropped when printed from Photos to a Canon Selphy CP1300 photo printer. This also occurs when printing from Preview, and I would expect it to be the same whatever ...
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Can't save any files into pdf now

I've been using Mac. Suddenly I can't save any files into pdf now. Can't print a webpage into PDF; can't print a word into PDF; and can't even sign on a PDF and save. Even Word's "Save as" ...
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How can I automatically print different PDFs based on specific contents of emails?

Basically an if/then script. If an email contains certain text, then print this PDF. Been trying to figure it out but I have zero idea what I'm doing. Happy to do it myself but can't seem to get ...
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Preview.app print dialog missing Quality and Color vs Black & White?

I just upgraded to macOS Ventura and now the Preview.app doesn't seem to have a Print Quality option or a Color vs Black & White option when I'm printing from Preview. The only weird thing I ...
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My printer prints but the page is completely blank. Empty

I have a Xerox WorkCentre PE 16 (aka Samsung SCX 4216) (aka Lexmark X215). I'm using MacOS 12 (Monterey). I found the universal Samsung drivers from Apple website. They are not installable on macOS 12 ...
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Adding an internet printer with socket to Mac

Scenario - I have three printers that I need to print to remotely. All three have a dedicated port number (eg 1.1.1.1:443) and I can connect to each in a browser. How do I add them to MacOS? It ...
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Creating a script to print selection of pages (Automator?)

I would like to generate an Automator / Apple script that would: Print even pages of a document Wait for a button to be pressed Print uneven pages of the same document. Ideally accessible as a ...
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iOS alert "The printer is low on toner."

Every time I print to my laser printer via iOS, I then need to dismiss the alert: Brother HL-L2360D series The printer is low on toner. OK I really don't care if the printer is "low on toner&...
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How Can I Recreate the CUPS _lpadmin (Print Administrator) group in MacOS X?

I was following this advice to add a user to the _lpadmin group on my system to stop getting a prompt to authenticate when trying to change print options. Unfortunately, I clicked in the wrong place ...
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M1 printing causing USB devices to disconnect

I have an old HP LaserJet 1022 printer (15 years old) that is still alive and doing great. Ever since I bought an M1 Mac, printing to the printer creates an issue. The document prints fine, but after ...
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How to clear CUPS spool automatically?

When printing to HP printer, I noticed that all printed files are saved to /var/spool/cups. Is it possible to avoid this from a privacy perspective?
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How to print one page PDF in a readable way

Good morning! I have saved this internet page as pdf, and now I can't find a way to split it in more A4 format pages.
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Setting default paper size for specific printer with lpadmin

I am trying to set up two default paper sizes for two seperate "printers" (which both point to the same URL) - one is ARCHD and one is ARCHE. Using lpoptions -p Printername -l shows me that ...
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How do I print double-sided with an HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw?

I would like to print (e.g. with Preview) a document on both sides. I also see the setting for this, but I can't change it. What do I have to do?
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How to get rid of HP Device Monitor?

HP Device Monitor is using 40-50% CPU time. I've read on numerous sites that this isn't needed, and I should use HP Uninstaller or HP Easy Start to uninstall it. I don't have UP Uninstaller -- there's ...
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How to print on Big Sur/Monterey if the printer doesn't have drivers for the latest macOS?

The printer I am about to purchase is HP Ink Tank 115 and its macOS driver only supports up to 10.15. It doesn't have AirPrint or wireless functionality. I have a 2020 Macbook Pro and an 2014 Air both ...
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