MacMost Now 343: Setting Up a Printer On Your Mac

It can sometimes be tricky to set up a printer on your Mac. Make sure you are buying one that is Mac-compatible and that you have a USB cable if you need one. Also, typically ignore the CD-ROM that comes with the printer and download fresh drives from the Web site. Check reviews and support sites for for tips and information.

Comments: 2 Responses to “MacMost Now 343: Setting Up a Printer On Your Mac”

    Gary McNeil
    9 years ago

    I think this is a very helpful video. I got my first mac about 9 months ago and all I did was hooked it up via the same usb cable I used with my Gateway and worked great with the scanner and everything.

    OhWell
    9 years ago

    I have to tell you that this is the area where I have to always tell my Dad to not think “Windows” but to think “Mac” when he installs new devices on his Mac Mini If he buys a new printer or device, I always tell him to plug it and don’t bother with the CD. But what does he do? He does what he always did with “Windows” and installs software from the CD that came with the printer. And that tends to screw up something else on the Mac because the manufacturer didn’t know what they were doing also. Then when I come over to the house to visit, I tell him I told him to not bother with the CD and just plug in the printer and let Mac do its thing. That’s when I pull out my Macbook and prove that mac does its thing without that damn installation CD. Just plug it in. And don’t bother with the CD at all. Same thing happened with the webcam, the scanner, etc. “Dad, just plug it in.” It’s either my Dad’s old age or his old windows habits or a combination of both where my Dad repeats the same mistake over and over. Oh well, I still love him.

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