How do I print to USB printer on an iMac from MacBook Air in Target Display Mode?

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  1. pruppert macrumors 6502

    pruppert

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    I have a MacBook Air that is using Target Display Mode on an iMac via a thunderbolt cable. A USB printer is connected to the iMac. I am having trouble figuring out how to set the iMac-connected printer on my Macbook Air.

    Anyone know how to do this or if it is possible?
     
  2. pruppert thread starter macrumors 6502

    pruppert

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    Found the answer to my question.

    Can I use the built-in camera or connect USB, ThunderBolt, or FireWire devices to my iMac when in TDM and have them work on my main computer?
    A supported iMac works like any other external display while it is in Target Display mode, except that you cannot access its built-in camera or USB, ThunderBolt, and FireWire ports. To use external devices while in TDM mode, connect those devices to the computer the iMac in TDM is connecting to.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3924#11
     

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