Monday, November 16, 2009

Howto Manage default printer settings in OSX

Managing default printer settings in OSX.

In Mac OS9 you could call up the printer and press a modifier key to save the new settings as the default. Not in OSX. YOu have to use the CUPS wed interface.

In a browser go to

and the CUPS interface loads:

These web pages allow you to monitor your printers and jobs as well as perform system administration tasks. Click on any of the tabs above or on the buttons below to perform a task.

If you are asked for a username and password, enter your login username and password or the "root" username and password.

Click "Manage Printers" and you get

Click "Set Printer Options" and change whatever you want. You might need to logout and back in, or restart to have these take effect.

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