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Finish print jobs to speed up system Printers
Printing on my computer takes up a terrible amount of processor time. What's worse, so does a job simply waiting to be printed! So, if your computer seems to be getting bogged down by the simplest of tasks, take a look at your printer queue under the Printer Setup Utility (in Applications/Utilities), and make sure there's nothing waiting, just in case.
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remember, delete completed jobs
Authored by: asher on Jul 13, '06 08:35:42AM

A while back I noticed lengthening queue times to print. Once you are in the printer list, double click the printer name to bring up the jobs window. I clicked on the completed tab and saw a years worth of print jobs listed. After deleting them (looking under the JOBS menu for 'clear completed jobs list') time to print shortened.

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remember, delete completed jobs
Authored by: RussellK on Jul 13, '06 01:04:19PM

I had no idea this "completed jobs" list was building up the way it was!

There must be some automatic cleaning of this list going on. I checked some printers which I know I've used in the past (a very long time ago), and their "completed jobs" panes were empty. But others, which I use more frequently, contained loads of old jobs.

Can anyone confirm that there's a performance hit when these "completed jobs" start to add up? And/or if there's a way of automating the clearing of these lists?

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Re: remember, delete completed jobs
Authored by: punka on Jul 14, '06 10:57:01AM
You have a good point. Fortunately, this seems to be fixed in the latest version: CUPS v1.2. Unfortunately, what my (10.4.7) machine has is CUPS v1.1.23.

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Re: remember, delete completed jobs
Authored by: ddauerbach on Jul 15, '06 08:30:40AM

So, when will CUPS 1.2 come to the Mac. (Do we have to wait for Apple or is there a self-help way?)

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