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I can't even see an option for printer type, where usually Fax, Windows, IP buttons are (toolbar on the top). See picture.

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How is that possible and how can I add printer manually by IP?

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How did you access this menu? – slhck Sep 11 '12 at 17:57
Preferences -> Print & Scan -> + – aristofun Sep 12 '12 at 8:22

OK, so this is not really an answer to the questions why you can't do it. But this should allow you to install a printer:

open safari and go to


that is the CUPS web interface for your local printing system. you should be able to do things like adding a removing printers in there. if it tells you that the web interface is disabled open a terminal and type:

sudo cupsctl WebInterface=yes

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This is awesome feature, thank you – aristofun Sep 12 '12 at 8:30

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