Even though it is believed that people nowadays don’t print much (I surely don’t), Apple’s removal of support for AirPrint shared printing on the latest version of OS X, 10.6.5, raised a few eyebrows. They had announced the feature, but they didn’t deliver with 10.6.5 – even if previous developer version of the OS update had AirPrint enabled.
It seems like it was too unstable to make it to the final version, but some are suggesting the folks at Cupertino are dealing with patent trolling issues for shared printers in AirPrint. We don’t know.
Still, you can re-enable AirPrint on the final version of 10.6.5. Based on the method discovered by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, AirPrint Hacktivator brings AirPrint’s functionality back to the Mac with a single click. With another click, you can “de-hacktivate it”.
What you need? An iPhone or iPad with 4.2GM and a Mac with Snow Leopard 10.6.5 installed. The application is not checking that you have 10.6.5 installed… so if you go install on 10.6.4… AirPrint won’t work… and you system will still be fine.
Try it at your own risk.
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