Forum Question: What is Printopia Server?

Sometimes, but not always, the fan on my MacBook Pro with 10.6 will start going on and off in a cycle of several seconds. When I go to Activities Monitor, I find Printopia Server is showing 100% in the CPU column. When I quit Printopia Server from this window, my fan quiets right down. Spotlight doesn’t show anything called Printopia Server. What is it and is there something I might be doing wrong?
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John Russell

Comments: One Response to “What is Printopia Server?”

    7/17/11 @ 6:54 pm

    That is something you installed to allow you to use AirPrint through your Mac. Search the net for it and it comes right up. Not sure why it is using so much CPU. Perhaps only run it when you need to. Is it in your Login Items (System Preferences, Accounts)? If so, remove it from there, and run the Printopia application only when you want to print from your iOS device through your Mac. Or, maybe you are simply using an old version and need to update.

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