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Archived - Mac OS X: How to Delete Printers and Print Job Lists in the Print Center

This document explains how to delete printers and print job lists in the Print Center.
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To delete a single printer or print job
    1. Open Print Center (/Applications/Utilities/). The Printer List window appears. If you want to delete a job, choose Show Queue from the Printers menu.
    2. Select the printer or print job from the desired list.
    3. Click Delete.

To delete multiple printers or print jobs
    1. Open Print Center (/Applications/Utilities/). The Printer List window appears. If you want to delete jobs, choose Show Queue from the Printers menu.
    2. Command-click each printer or print job you wish to delete. Note: Pressing the Command key while clicking allows you to select multiple items.
    3. Click Delete.

To delete all printers or all print jobs

Important: If you see a large number of printers in Print Center and are uncomfortable deleting all of them, contact your network administrator first. This option is only available in Mac OS X 10.0 to 10.1.5.
    1. Open Print Center (/Applications/Utilities/). The Printer List window appears. If you want to delete jobs, choose Show Queue from the Printers menu.
    2. While pressing the Option key, choose Quit Print Center from the Print Center application menu. An alert box appears.
    3. Click OK. All printers or print jobs are deleted.
    4. Open Print Center and set up the printer(s) you wish to use.


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