Stop HP Commuincations from star

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  1. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    The activity HP Communications is a needed driver for my printer but it's PowerPC and takes up quite a bit RAM (more than it needs to) so I often kill the process in Activity Monitor. But I was wondering if there was a way from stopping it starting up at all until it's needed? It doesn't appear in my Log-In items, so maybe there's way of doing it in Terminal?
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    If anywhere, it'll be in the startup items folder.
     
  3. M@lew thread starter macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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  4. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem before and it is indeed annoying.
    Our solution was to take the printer away and use
    a Canon Pixma (not expensive at all). It works like a
    charm !

     
  5. M@lew thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Found the start up folder, but there's no Hp Communications.
     
  6. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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    I believe that HP has released Universal Binary software for it's hp printers. I remember updating my software and now everything says Intel and no PowerPC under Activity Monitor. I have a HP PSC 1350. Hope this helps.
     
  7. M@lew thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did a google and found UB drivers for my printer and installed them, but HP Communications kept coming up still. So I located it and dragged it to the trash. At the moment there seems to be no harm done and it no longer starts up, but I think I won't empty the trash until I'm sure I don't need it anymore.
     

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