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Apple Releases Canon Printer Drivers 2.3 for Snow Leopard

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases Canon Printer Drivers 2.3 for Snow Leopard Reply with quote

Apple Releases Canon Printer Drivers 2.3 for Snow Leopard
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Posted by: Kenan

Apple has released the Canon Printer Drivers 2.3 update for Snow Leopard via their Software Update utilty and website. According to the company, this update includes the latest Canon printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard. A full list of the Canon printers it supports can be found here on Apple's website. The Canon Printer Drivers 2.3 update for Snow Leopard weighs in at 282MB and requires Mac OS X 10.6.1 or later.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like my Pixma is on the list for getting updated. I think my wife mentioned something about having trouble with borderless prints in iPhoto. Who knows, maybe this will help with that one.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why bother with canon..

The printer cost's a small fortune.

The ink is even worse and does less.

No thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
Why bother with canon..

The printer cost's a small fortune.

The ink is even worse and does less.

No thank you.


It would be even worse if you bought the printer and then your operating system didn't support it.

What would you suggest? How are the Kodak's doing?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the ink cartridges out there overpriced, so it's stupid just singling out Canon. I think they have a strong history of making some of the best printers out there. I know that I've been totally happy with all of mine.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the updates yesterday and then the scanner quit working ( nice ) I kind of felt like I was dealing with a Windows machine again! I had to go to Canon's site and download the scanner driver and now all is well but I mean really????
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both Printer and Scanner worked fine after the update for my MX850. Some small, but nice, improvements. But so far the new drivers are not posted on the Canon website.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wireless scanning? Anyone have any luck yet?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wireless scanning? Anyone have any luck yet?


Yes, but that was never an issue for me since SL first came out.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
CaliforniaMini wrote:
Wireless scanning? Anyone have any luck yet?


Yes, but that was never an issue for me since SL first came out.


Care to explain what you did to get it working?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaliforniaMini wrote:
ez061111 wrote:
CaliforniaMini wrote:
Wireless scanning? Anyone have any luck yet?


Yes, but that was never an issue for me since SL first came out.


Care to explain what you did to get it working?

Thanks!


Embarassed Sorry CM, I can't be of help. I didn't consider the internal wi-fi in the unit; I only briefly considered using it when setting it up for the first time and forgot about it. I scan from MBP wirelessly through router which is printer is connected via Ethernet.

My apologies for confusion.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
CaliforniaMini wrote:
ez061111 wrote:
CaliforniaMini wrote:
Wireless scanning? Anyone have any luck yet?


Yes, but that was never an issue for me since SL first came out.


Care to explain what you did to get it working?

Thanks!


Embarassed Sorry CM, I can't be of help. I didn't consider the internal wi-fi in the unit; I only briefly considered using it when setting it up for the first time and forgot about it. I scan from MBP wirelessly through router which is printer is connected via Ethernet.

My apologies for confusion.


So then does the printer have to have built-in wifi for wireless scanning to work then? Seems like its hit-and-miss if it works or not and I don't know what the variable is.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaliforniaMini wrote:
ez061111 wrote:
CaliforniaMini wrote:
ez061111 wrote:
CaliforniaMini wrote:
Wireless scanning? Anyone have any luck yet?


Yes, but that was never an issue for me since SL first came out.


Care to explain what you did to get it working?

Thanks!


Embarassed Sorry CM, I can't be of help. I didn't consider the internal wi-fi in the unit; I only briefly considered using it when setting it up for the first time and forgot about it. I scan from MBP wirelessly through router which is printer is connected via Ethernet.

My apologies for confusion.


So then does the printer have to have built-in wifi for wireless scanning to work then? Seems like its hit-and-miss if it works or not and I don't know what the variable is.


No, for me I am able to scan wirelessly from my MBP and have been able to since Leopard and continuing to SL; I have never had a hiccup with this feature since SL was released. I did have some printing issues that were somewhat fixed with the first driver update and seem to be much better with this update.

I am however not using the internal radio of the printer, but rather my Airport Extreme base station which is connected to my printer via ethernet. I thought you may have been having issues wirelessly utilizing the the built-in radio on the printer. Not the case?

Is yours connected via Ethernet or USB from another computer? If USB, is the computer set up to share the scanner?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
Is yours connected via Ethernet or USB from another computer? If USB, is the computer set up to share the scanner?


Not sure what you're referring to here. I've got the Canon MP600 printer connected via usb to an old Snow Airport Extreme (maybe the issue is the old AirPort) that is only used as a printer server. Wireless printing has always worked fine. I do have scanner sharing selected, but that doesn't seem to matter. Unless I physically connect the mfd to a computer, it wont scan and if I go to the scan driver, I get an error message saying it is not able to communicate with the scanner.

I've tried different solutions found in other places from people that say they were able to get it working, and none has worked for me. I don't scan that much, but its just a pita to have to go to the mfd, connect it to the MacBook, hold the MacBook in one hand while shuffling papers on the scanner with the other. And ever more frustrating that some are able to get it to work, most aren't, but seems like what it actually making it work or not is unknown. Confused
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