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What causes my Mac to occasionally double my text inputs from various sources?

This happens both when I'm typing text from my wireless apple keyboard and also when I use my USB barcode reader to read numbers from the barcodes. I don't know what causes the glitch to happen ...
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HP Deskjet driver for Big Sur - OS X 11.0.1 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my MacBook Air from Catalina to Big Sur. Following the upgrade my ancient HP Deskjet F380 printer no longer works. When I try to use it I get various popups like this one I've ...
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Printing warning: “hpPostScriptPDE.plugin” will damage your computer

Network Printer: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125ra After updating to latest Catalina MacOS / MacOS BigSur 11.0.1, when I try printing i received warning: “hpPostScriptPDE.plugin” will damage your computer.
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Default paper size for 4“ x 6” label printer - Mac OS 10.15.7

I have two 4" x 6" label printers. Every time I print a label, I have to MANUALLY select 4" x 6" output (which is often forgotten -- screwing up several labels) ANNOYING! So I ...
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Stop sharing printer over WiFi

I recently bought a HP Envy 5000, and annoyingly it came without a cable to plug directly into my Mac. I must connect it to my WiFi network. I live in a large shared building of around 12 people, but ...
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Does Canon PIXMA MP560 work on Catalina?

According to some posts in Canon's forum, the PIXMA MP560 printer/scanner isn't supported on Mac OS Catalina. But it hasn't been officially supported since 10.11, and it still works on 10.14.6. Anyone ...
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Printing Error - Stopped - The file '/private/var/spool/cups/tmp/…' could not be opened

When trying to print a PDF document using Preview (as well as printing any other document from any application), I'm getting the following error about how Stopped - The file '/private/var/spool/cups/...
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My 2017 iMac is unable to print! But my old Mac Mini prints just fine! Any insights?

Today, something weird is happening: when I try to print (from TextEdit) from my iMac (2017, Retina 4k, running Mojave, printing to a network-connected HP 3055), it ACTS like the document printed, but ...
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Stopping false positive malware warnings in Catalina?

Today, I received a pop-up warning saying "hpRaster.bundle will damage your computer. You should move it to the Trash". "hpRaster.bundle" is installed by Mac OS X as part of its ...
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How do I pass a printer URI to lpadmin?

I'm trying to connect an LexmarkE210 to a Mac. Running sudo lpinfo -v | grep 210 # find LexmarkE210 URI gives me usb://Lexmark/E210?location=1a140000 as the URI for the printer. The .ppd driver was ...
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How to determine the device name of a USB connected printer

I'm trying to solve a printer issue and I'm attemting to send a text file via Ghostscript to a locally attached USB printer. To do this, I need the device name (/dev/<someidentifer>). How do I ...
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Resized/Rotated PNG image using ImageMagic is blury. How to sharpen?

When I try to resize (shrink, in this case) and/or rotate a PNG file, it becomes very blurry. Besides (obviously) not wanting a blurry image, it's actually critical because these are shipping labels ...
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Canon MP140 Printer driver for Catalina

Is anyone able to install a generic printer driver for old Canon printers? I have an old MP140 for which Canon is no longer updating drivers. My Mac doesn't automatically find any drivers so I'm stuck ...
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Wifi Printer with Apple Time Capsule

I have connected my wired printer with Time Capsule in order to use it as a Wi-Fi printer. This setup works very well with my MacBook, but my Windows PC on same network is unable to locate the Wi-Fi ...
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Can't print - 'Backend' failed

Using a MBP running Catalina 10.15.6 I am unable to print to a networked Xerox printer. It discovers it just fine with Bonjour, connects, but when I print anything, it instantly pauses the printer, ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: FX Docuprint Driver - Set Paper Tray option

I followed the two answers from Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed including removing and re-adding the printer. These were very helpful - thank you! By using the FX ...
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Is it possible to print from PowerDOS/DosPad to iOS print dialogue?

I recently installed PowerDOS/DosPad — which is effectively DOSBox on iOS — onto my iPad mini 1. I use it for Dale Harris’s POS. It works great, the only problem is I just can’t seem to figure out how ...
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What is the difference between AirPrint, Bonjour and Rendezvous?

While know what AirPrint does, I am confused about what it is. It claims to be a bunch of technology standards used together such as mDNS, IPP and multicasting. However, the term Bonjour is also ...
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temporarily disabling a printer

I have a printer that only works from the office and not from home. The driver start searching at startup and shows a lot of pop-ups trying to connect. The driver is a custom HP printer driver from ...
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Highly irregular line spacing in Pages, even with exact spacing setting

Apple Pages gives me highly irregular results in regard to line spacing. I am using Lato as a font. In Pages things look less bad, but once i export to PDF it becomes really apparent and a serious ...
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What's the difference between Export as PDF and Print, Save as PDF in Apple Pages?

This question has been asked in regard to Safari, and some six years ago, so i would like to reiterate this with a focus on Pages. I am trying to understand how it works. If i run File -> Export to ...
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How to create a new print layout?

Currently when printing a document the Layout Two-side options are Off, Long-Edge binding, Short-edge binding and Booklet, see image I want to add the single page booklet, which works like the image ...
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Set print quality to ‘Best’ by default

When printing in macOS, I can set the print quality in the Media & Quality section: Is it possible to set the quality setting to ‘Best’ by default? It’s a bit annoying to change it every time (...
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Can't print remotely with “lpr” command unless I log in to remote Mac

I have remote access to a Mac and I'm trying to print over command line using lpr. However, the command is stuck until I log in to the remote Mac and press an icon to confirm the password already ...
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How can I change the colour matching option in the Default Settings printer preset?

Specifically, I want to change the colour matching for my Canon Pixma G3500 from Canon Color Matching to ColorSync. When editing using the GUI, the Default Settings, and Draft Printing on Plain Paper ...
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Automatically print incoming email on an iPad

I'd like to automatically print all incoming email to my printer. I don't think there's any way to do this with the native mail client, perhaps there is another app that does this? It's definitley ...
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Reinstall Cups after unloading/removing its LaunchDaemon

On one of our laptops, we had popups about printer settings update 200 times per day. It was getting really annoying and so without thinking about it enough, I've unload and remove cups service. sudo ...
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When printing photos to the Canon TS960 printer from iPhone/iPad using AirPrint, the printer thinks the print job is a CD label

When printing *photos to the Canon TS960 printer from iPhone or iPad using AirPrint, the printer thinks the print job is a CD label and asks me to 'Place a printable disk on the multi-purpose tray'. ...
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How to use Applescript to open a printer app and select items within?

I have absolutely no knowledge or experience in using Applescript or Automator. I'm hoping by using either to create an app (or script) that will print a test page off my printer automatically. I know ...
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Safari print preview set scale to 95% as default

Is there a way to change the safari print preview scale setting to 95% by default? Its set as 100% currently. I have MacOS Cataline 10.15.5.
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Batch print with printer preset in MacOS

I have 50+ documents to print with the exact same printer settings and I'm trying to batch print them using the existing printer preset. What I've done so far: open all documents in one preview ...
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How can I scan from my Canon Pixma MP140 to Mojave?

I tried using Image Capture, but there are no devices found. I tried using Preview, but the "Import from Scanner" menu item is greyed out. I also tried this answer with no luck. Then I tried using ...
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Can Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 app in the App store construct and print multi month wall calendars?

I have an iMac ( 2017 ) running Catalina 10.15. A year and half ago when I was running Mojave I purchased Adobe photoshop Elements 2019 directly from Adobe . The program was very glitchy but did ...
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Why can not print with IPv6 link-local printer in OSX?

I want to use ipv6 printer. How should I set the address on the printer add screen in macOS 10.14? I added an IPv6 printer with macOS 10.14 but cannot print. [Printer Add Dialog] The printer added ...
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How to set CUPS user in Catalina

Some background info: I am managing a CUPS printserver with printqueues for all the user accessible printers. The macOS clients get their printqueue set up as IPP via script. Once the printjob has ...
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How to print to USB printer connected to AirportExtreme via ethernet port?

I have a AirportExtreme router and a new AT&T Fiber router that comes with faster Wi-Fi. AT&T router <--ethernet-- AirportExtreme <--USB-- USB printer <--Wi-Fi-- MacBook ...
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How to Fix Issue: Printer Will Not Print, Gets Stuck at 40%?

I have a user who came across this issue recently with their hp officejet 8620 printer. The Printer will not print. No matter what we seem to try on the Mac it will not print. When printing is tested ...
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A5 Printing on A4 with custom flips and unique layout / flow direction

How do I get the following print layout? I would like to be able to print from anything, be that notes or a website or anything else. My mac has only the following layout settings none of which ...
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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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