OS X Mavericks :: Switching USB Scanner Between Users On Same Machine
Aug 24, 2014
I have a neat scanner connected to my mac via USB. My wife and I both use the scanner and have separate accounts on the same machine. The issue is that the scanner gets "connected" to either one user or the other. Let's say the scanner is working fine for user A. User B can't use the scanner properly. It seems like first come first serve. When user B pushes the scan button on the device and user B is the active account on OSX. User A's account still gets the popup window responding to the scan request. I guess I am looking for a terminal command, or some procedure, so that user B can come in and gain access to the scanner without logging out user A.
when I switch users on my mid 2007 iMac (with Mavericks 10.9.3), the background pictures resizes and the dock doesnt load. I've noted also that switching applications via command+tab doesn't show the icons of the applications, and when accessing "Notifications", it doesnt draw correctly on the screen (the area of the notifications center appears on the right of the screen, but an extension of the notifications is also drawn under hte desktops icons).
I was logged into my account when i went to sleep and i accidentally pushed the switch user button and now it brings me to a screen i hadnt ever seen before asking me for an admin user and password i dont know, is there any way to switch back to my original user that i have the password to?
I have two users setup on my late 2011 15" MBP with OSX 10.7.4. Occaissionaly when I utilitze Fast User Switching and switch to another user, the background picture will disappear and revert to the default blue background. I do not know what causes it or triggers it. So far I've fixed it by resetting the background back to the desired picture.
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
I have just updated my Mac Pro to OS X 10.9.3, then my Epson Scan driver cannot work anymore... (Though the printer works...)
My Epson belongs to the "Epson Stylus SX 430" series, according to here:OS X: Printer and scanner software available for download this all-in-one machine should be compatible with OS X 10.9.3, but I can not find the proper driver software... I have downloaded some new softwares from official web. of Epson, but it did not work... It seems that Epson did not have a effective software for OS X 10.9.3....
Mac Pro: OS X 10.9.3
Epson Stylus SX 435W, Scanner cannot work because of invalid software.
I've downloaded the most recent Image Capture software but system preferences and Image Capture still won't recognize the scanner. It might be the fault of the scanner but seeing as other people have. how to try and get my computer to recognize the scanner?
after updating to Maverick osx 10.9.3 my hp photosmart scanner is not recognized with IMAC image capture. I have done all software upgrades and deleted the printer and reinstalled the printer which is on my wireless network.
After upgrading to Maverick on my 2.93 GHz Intel core 2 duo processor with 4 GB memory and a 10.9.4 version for my OS X my canon MG5220 all in one printer scanner shows as MP Navigator EX quits unexpectedly.
Running Version 10.9.3 on a MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Intel Core i5
Issue is Safari is allowing pop ups when searching in google and barnes and noble. I was able to manually delete any files affecting firefox, which appears to be no longer infected.
The items listed below is what a virus scan found and could not be removed or quarantined. Most items could not be found thru finder or the go to folder feature. one item i did find and could not delete manually (notated below).
i bought that 15" i7 mbp yesterday. after importing a time machine backup from my mid 2009 15" on it, it didn�t switch the gpu back to the intel one again, so its only 330 gt. that means you have to make a clean install for the gpu switching to actually work. everything runs fine after that new install. just wanted you guys to know if somebody had the same problem. another thing is that as long as skype is open the mbp always uses the nvidia gpu. that takes a lot of battery away, especially is you have skype running in the background the whole day is i do.
We've upgraded to Mavericks and Abobe CC in one time, so I'm not sure this is a Mavericks or an Indesign problem..Switching between 2 programs is very very slow now.f.ex copying text between Word and Indesign takes several seconds - if I copy too soon, I still have the previous text loaded.
Also opening several Indesign files, and switching between them is a problem: it takes time to preview correctly, text "dissapearing" for a few seconds, or only re-appearing when toggling between views..I work on a iMac mid 2011, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 with 8 GB memory. how I can get the same spead back as before?
I was wondering if there is a keyboard short cut to swtich language input of the keyboard than manually clicking to swtich language. I'm an English user, but sometimes use Korean keyboard. i tried to look in keyboard --> shortcuts but don't see that option nor understand how you can manually set up that short cut like in windows.
I use image capture to scan from hp office jet 8500 A910. office jet becomes idle and disconnects from image capture. How can I stop this or reconnect without always switching office jet on/off each time?
Finder freezes every time when switching to another tab or folder, or renaming a folder. I really don't know why Here two logs from the console.
Jun 1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Exited with code: 1 Jun 1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds Jun 1 16:26:26 B***s-MacBook-Pro kernel: revoking trust for process 1594
Jun 1 16:30:45 B***s-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them. Jun 1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Exited with code: 1 Jun 1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
I also have another Problem: Every time, I restart my mac, the process "installed" goes wild and uses over 100% of the CPU. After a few minutes also my disk is full. It seems to write Gigs of data in private/var/vm.
I have a HP Photosmart B110 printer/scanner and I'm running OSX 10.7 Lion, I have no dramas printing but the scanner is not recognised.If I go to System preferences> Print & Scan, it shows the printer but won't show the scanner!! I obviously want and need to use the scanner but am unable!
My girlfriend was using her Macbook Pro as usually when the Safari browser froze. She used the power buttom to turn it off and when she turned it back on her discs were gone. Now it was only possible to log in on the recovery-10.9.3.
So I used the disk utility, which showed that her partitions under a new names (Toshiba 750 Gb something). I ran the verify Disk and repair disk tools, which told me that there was a "Invalid B-tree Node size error" or something. There's is some importatnt files on the her hard disk (and of cause no backup) so I didn't dare to erase it completely. So I read about it and figured that I needed to run the Diskwarrior software.
Diskwarrior couldn't find the right disk, but it found a disk called "customer" which we ran the software on. After this the disk changed name to "untitled" and the disk utility no longer found any problems, so I went home because I though I only had to setup the system again. I reinstalled the OS, but now there is only a user called "Other..." that needs a Name and a Password (neither of which we can figure out).
I cant boot the su (CMD -S) directly from startup. I can boot from the Recovery partition, but I can't run the "sudo" command from the terminal window found in there.
I migrated from an older OS X Mac to a newer 27" iMac via Time Machine backup. The user accounts were created perfectly during the migration, as was the Admin account. On first start up on the log in screen, and ever since, the users' icons or names & passwords will not be displayed, but the Guest and Admin icons will display properly. I can log in as Admin, then go to the fast user switching screen, and all the accounts are displayed and behave the way they should. Automatic log in is turned off.
I have 2 monitors on my computers - 2 Mac Pros (2011) and an iMac. All are running 10.10.1. I have one monitor in each case that is the "home" monitor - with the dock and files on the desktop. All 3 of my computers keep switching the Dock to the other monitor. Once switched, the Dock stays on the other monitor until I use system preferences to change the arrangement. It started for me with OS 10.9
Info: Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), iPad, iPhone5, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro
I am trying to edit my login items as apparently from what I have been told that is the only way to get my Belkin n52te speed pad to work with OS X Mavericks, however when I click on Users&Groups in System Preferences I just keep getting "Preferences error: Could not load Users and Groups preference pane" I have tried rebooting, I have tried going into terminal and showing hidden files to see if there is a corrupted duplicate of the system preferences file.
None of the fixes I have found by Googling the issue to find posts about it have worked. As I said in the beginning I have a belkin n52te speed pad that I cannot change the keybindings for because Mavericks will not recognize the device as being plugged in. When I run the keybind editor program and from what I was able to find about that issue online it has to do with editing the login items to include a file from the installer and then rebooting and trying again. I could just hook into my windows PC since that actually works but its difficult to have to unplug the pad and hook it into my windows PC anytime I need to make any changes to the keymaps, so getting my mac to work.
About half the fonts are missing for one of two admin users. This is in Adobe CS6 and Microsoft Word. All fonts are located in Mac HD/library/fonts not in the user libraries. They also are shown in Font Book as OK. Ive tried reinstalling Mavericks but makes no difference.
I have a 2006 macbook 2 GHz, upgraded to 4 gb ram and 160 HDD. I don't feel like i have enough space so i decided to purchase a new harddrive and decided a 500 GB would do me just fine Though, i have all my data on this harddrive. I was thinking on making a full disk Time Machine copy of my disk and then restoring the new harddisk with that copy. But i don't know where to place that copy, since it is like 130 GB which is quite a big archive.
It seems that Outlook 2011 Reminders switch the active screen (when using multiple spaces in OSX which I always do) when they pop. This seems to happen whether I have the reminders set to appear on all desktops or just the first desktop. This is hugely annoying when I am in a fullscreen app (e.g. parallels) and suddenly I'm warped over to the first screen again. I'm talking about spaces functionality in OSX, not multiple monitors. This feature. OS X Mavericks: Work in multiple spaces
Just recently my macbook has began to lag when I swipe three fingers left or right to get to another desktop. I believe it happened after I used VMWare Fusion 5 but I do not believe that is the problem because I have used it before without any issues. I also tried reinstalling Mavericks OS X but that did nothing. The transition is just not a clean and pleasant transition from one desktop to the other.
Info: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)