Printer Drivers Using Almost All Resources

in macOS edited January 2014
I recently installed the widget iStat Pro. When i did, i discovered that the (what i presume to be) drivers from my printer are using up all of my processes. In the processes tab, it can go anywhere from 90% to +100%. I have nothing in my login items but iTunes helper and absolutely nothing in the start items. I don't know what to do about this. Thanks


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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,354moderator
    Some drivers can use lot when printing, I have some HP ones that do that. They should only do that while printing but sometimes they get stuck. I just quit the printjobmngr process in the activity monitor. The activity monitor is in /applications/utilities. Drag it into the dock and go to the menu view > dock > show CPU history. This will always show when your CPU is going crazy. Then you click on it, list processes by CPU % and quit the one that's wasting all your resources.
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