How to disable PostScript error report printing in Mac OS X 10.5

Apple technote TA25081 describes how to turn off PostScript error reporting in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. This is useful to avoid that an error page gets printed after each print job. Apple reports this to be an issue with HP LaserJet 1200 printers but there seem to be many others that suffer from the same problem. I’ve copied the procedure here because many people don’t seem to find it on the Apple site.

  • Open Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities).
  • Execute this command on a single line: defaults write com.apple.print DoPostScriptErrorHandler NO

To re-enable print error reporting, execute this command in Terminal: defaults delete com.apple.print DoPostScriptErrorHandler

I do not know if this procedure also works with Snow Leopard or Lion.

9 August 2013

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