Wireless printing for Mac

Not available at Augsburg Park, Brookdale, Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis Central, Ridgedale or Southdale libraries. See Print from your device for options at those libraries.


  • Mac OS X 64-bit version 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.11


  • Popup is currently not compatible with the Fast User Switching feature of Mac OS X. Always disable Fast User Switching when installing Popup on a computer.
  • If the software firewall (ipfw) on the computer is active, the following ports must be opened for TCP traffic for Popup to work:
    • 515
    • 28203
    • The firewall in Mac OS X is disabled by default. If it has not been manually activated, these ports will already be open.

Step 1: Installing popup

To install Popup, obtain the Popup installer and run it:

  1. Download this file: Popup.dmg
  2. Double-click this file to create a new disk image in Finder. This disk contains the Popup installer, Popup.pkg.
  3. Double-click the installer to run it. You may be requested to authenticate yourself as an administrator.
  4. Select a destination disk. You will only be able to select the startup disk.
  5. Click Install (or Upgrade). The installer automatically installs Popup and required support files.

Pharos Popup will now be automatically launched every time a user logs in.

Step 2: Configuring printers

To start using Popup for Mac OS X, add Popup printer queues on the computer:

  1. Open System Preferences and click on the Print & Fax icon.
  2. Click the + button.
  3. Hold down the Control key on the keyboard and click anywhere on the toolbar. From the popup menu that appears, select Customize Toolbar...
  4. Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar and close the customization dialog.
  5. Click on the Advanced button in the toolbar.
  6. From the Type popup button, select Pharos Print Server.
  7. In the URL field, enter the appropriate URL for your library’s printer queue (see list below.) In the Name field, enter a name for the new printer queue. This is the name that will be shown on your computer.
  8. From the Print Using popup button, select the type of printer associated with the Popup queue. If the desired printer is not available, selecting “Generic PostScript Printer” will work in most cases.
  9. Click Add. The new Popup queue will now show up in the list of printers.
  10. To print to the new queue, select it from the printer popup button in the print dialog of any application.

Library printer URLs

Copy the printer URL below for your library and paste it in the URL field (Step 2, #7)

Removing popup

To remove Popup from a computer, run the Pharos Uninstaller:

  1. Launch the Uninstaller application in /Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities.
  2. Select Pharos Popup and any other Pharos components that you would like to uninstall, then click Continue.
  3. A list of the selected items will be shown. Click Continue.
  4. Type in an administrator user name and password when required to do so. The selected components will be removed from the computer.