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How Enable AirPrint Sharing on Mac OS X v10.6.5?

Yesterday, Apple released Mac OS X v10.6.5 which was supposed to bring AirPrint to any printer connected to your Mac. But, due to last minute patent trolling issues it was pulled back. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith posted a method to get AirPrint working on all Macs running Mac OS 10.6.5:

The files you need are:


If you migrate those from 10.6.5 prerelease build to your machine you’re just one step away from having AirPrint working. The final thing is you’ve to remove and re-add your printer in the Print & Fax preferences pane. Once you do that (and share your printer in Sharing preferences pane) it should show up on any iOS devices that support AirPrint.”

/usr is a hidden directory on your Macintosh HD and you’ll need to access it via command line. Be sure to backup files you’re replacing with this how to. Click here to download the files you need!

How to access /usr directory:

  • Method 1: From the Terminal, type: open -a Finder /usr/libexec/cups
  • Method 2: From Finder’s “Go” menu, select “Go to folder…”. That’ll bring up a window in which you can type “/usr/libexec/cups”.


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