Great advice. This I did already from another recent post and their has been no issues. I do appreciate your help and followup and conformation, as Steve Jobs used to say, it helps, thank you.
Since we are working on Monitors, any advice on "Activity Monitor", this soaks up memory at times, any idea's?
Thanks for the post. With this one, another option and I would like to share this with the community that may be experiencing similar issues, would be to remove or turn off ink alerts.
Regarding ink alerts and other messages that reoccur after hitting OK on the pop up. I have learned that in some products you need to actually go into the Message Center and acknowledge the messages there in order for the pop ups to stop. Simply hitting OK on the pop up does not terminate the alert. You can Ctrl-Click and highlight all of the messages and acknowledge en masse in the Message Center.
Please make sure that we are acknowledging the ink alerts and such IN the message center.
If these steps do not resolve the issue, there is also the option of turning the messages off altogether. Go to HP utility, should be in the dock or in the Hewlett Packard folder in applications. In there you have an option for message center, in there you can go to settings in the top right, and then uncheck the boxes for displaying alerts.
I hope this helps....
I work for HP but my posts and replies are my own....Thank you!
found a solution have the same issues for quite sometimes now. here you go
open System preferences
select print and scan
select the printer ie: HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910a
right click then select reset printing system
it will deleet all available printer in your preferences
just add it again
now you can check your activity monitor and viola inkjet3 is gone!!
then if you want to follow 4stix procedure
go to library
then delete HP utilities..
Hope it helps CHEERS
I've got an HP 8600 and noticed that the HP Device Manager process was always grabbing cpu (no more than 3%) more than what I think a simple monitor task should be. Reading other posts about this, it seems HP has not dealt with it - so here is what I did to remedy it.
You can't delete / rename the process because it is running, and killing the process in Activity Monitor doesn't work because it immediately respawns the process. so..... Boot in Safe Mode to do the work...
Reboot your system and immediately after the startup chime, press the SHIFT key to invoke SAFE MODE bootup. When the login screen appears, in the top right corner, in red, you should see "SAFE MODE". If not, redo this step.
Login. Then in Finder, select Go, Go to Folder and enter "/Library" without the quotes
Navigate to Printers / hp / hpio
In this folder you'll find an app called "HP Device Monitor.app". Drag this to your Desktop for now. This should now have removed the app from this folder. Don't worry about the other file(s) there - leave them.
Restart your system and log in. Test printing to your printer. All should be good - and the HP Device Monitor is history.
Your mileage may vary - but this is how I removed this seeminlgy low value add cpu time waster from my system.
Should you have issues with printing after performig this procedure, just drag the app from your Desktop back to the "hpio" folder and restart. All should be back as it was. Otherwise, after you are satisfied you haven't lost printing functionality, you can toss the file off your Desktop into the trash.