Access the IJ Printer Utility - Mac OS X 10.5.8 and Earlier

Article ID: ART154588 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 03/02/2020


Learn how to access the IJ Printer Utility from a Mac OS X (10.5.8 version or earlier).


With the Canon IJ Printer Utility you can change printer settings, run cleaning functions, and get ink level information. Refer to the information below to learn how to access the utility.

  • Mac OS X® (10.5.8 and earlier) - Follow the steps below.

  • Mac OS X® (later than 10.5.8) - If you use a printer with a CUPS printer driver and run this version of Mac, refer to open the IJ Print Utility.

Open the IJ Printer Utility (Mac OS X 10.5.8 and earlier)

  1. Turn on your printer.

  2. Open Applications, Utilities, and double-click the Printer Setup Utility icon. If you use Mac OS X 10.5.x, from the Apple menu select System Preference.

    System Preferences selected from the Apple menu

  3. From System Preferences open Print & Fax.

    Print & Fax icon selected from System Preferences menu

  4. From the Print & Fax window, select Open Print Queue. If your Mac OS X version is older than 10.3.x, double-click Print Center.

    Open Print Queue selected from Print & Fax dialogue box

    Note The name of the Printer Setup Utility varies according to the Mac OS X version.

  5. In the Printer List, select your printer name, then select Utility in the toolbar.

    Printer selected from Printer list and Utility selected from top menu bar

  6. Select the printer name you are using in the Printer List, then select Maintenance.

    Printer name selected from Printer List, and Maintenance button selected at bottom right

  7. The IJ Printer Utility launches.

    iJ Printer Utility screen



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