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Honor Student
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Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

After installing the Photosmart C6380 printer on my Mac (OS X), the dashboard had two printer ink widgets.  So I tried to delete one of them and ended up removing both.  I liked having the widget on the Dashboard, and would like to have it back.  How do I get the widget back on the Dashboard, but with only ONE copy of it.

 

Thanks!

 

Michael 

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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎12-16-2009
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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

 
How do I install an HP5780 Inkjet widget on my computer?
Teacher
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Member Since: ‎11-19-2008
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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

C6380: Run the Applications/Hewlett-Packard/Device Utilities/HP Setup Assistant , the assistant will give you the option to re-add the inkjet widget.

 

HP5780: If you are referring to the Officejet J5780??, the above step should work.

Honor Student
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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

Thanks. I will try that tomorrow when I awake.  It's my bedtime now.  JIM. 

How do I install an HP5780 Inkjet widget on my computer?
Student
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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

Connecting a Photosmart C7280 to a late model iMac; regarding the HP widget  - 

 

It was working fine, showing the ink levels, etc. when the printer was connected directly by USB. But, when I changed the printer to connect to the Airport Extreme and be shared over the network, the Widget on the iMac became blank.

 

Is there a way for the widget to show ink levels when the printer is shared on network, rather than directly connecting?

 

Thanks for any advice,

 

Scott

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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

Unfortunately, the services between a printer connected via USB to an Airport Extreme and any host computer are limited only to printing. The Airport Extreme does not support status or configuration services for the USB-connected device.

 

Status and configuration services are available if you put the printer on your LAN, either wired (Ethernet) or wireless (802.11).

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.
Student
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Member Since: ‎07-09-2011
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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

I tried doing that with my Photosmart C4480 All in one, but it skipped the bit where you can request the Widget. I recently had to reinstall my HP software, and after that the widget was removed. I am using a Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard. 

 

It was really useful, so if anyone knows how I can get it back, I wold be very grateful!

Student
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Member Since: ‎01-01-2012
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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

I have  HP photosmart C4280  Printer.  Please   install ink widget on my dashboard  MAC  OS X Version 10.6.8

Student
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Member Since: ‎07-07-2012
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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

I recently installed Mac OSX, ver 10.7.4. (Lion).  I succesfully installed my HP C7280 Photosmart All-in-one.  However, I lost the ink level widget displayed in dashboad.  How do I get it back.  Please help.

 

VR,

Nick Demer

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Re: Ink widget installation on Mac Dashboard

I upgraded to Mountain Lion and no longer have the printer status widget in the dashboard and would like it back.  Thank You.

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