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Net-Print Problem: Mac Says Net-Print App Takes Up Too Much Memory

This article applies to: Net-Print


User Experience

The Activity Monitor in Mac's operating system shows the Net-Print app (listed as UserClient) taking up lots and lots of memory.

How to Solve This Problem

This is actually a case of understanding what the columns in the Activity Monitor represent.

The Memory column represents the total amount of memory allocated to a process since that process started. It does not represent current usage.

To see current usage, right-click (or ctrl-click) the heading of the Memory column, then select Real Memory. A new column (Real Memory) will be added to the table. The value in the Real Memory column will very likely be much smaller (unless you are currently queueing up a large print job). This value will accurately reflect the amount of memory currently allocated to the Net-Print app.

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