Popup Instructions

Pharos Popup 8.1 for Mac OS X

Quick Start

  1. Log in as an administrator and run the Popup installer to install Popup on your Mac OS X computers. Note: Depending on your security settings, you might be required to press the Control key and click your mouse at the same time (or right-click) and select "Open" from the quick menu.
    Pharos Popup 8.1 for Mac OS X

  2. On each computer, use the Mac OS X Printer Setup Utility to add Popup printer queues.


Pharos Popup for Mac OS X has the following requirements:

  • Mac OS X version 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6.
  • Version 6.1 or later of the Uniprint server components.

Installing Popup

To install Popup 8.1, obtain the Popup installer and run it:

  1. Obtain the file Popup.dmg from Pharos Systems.
  2. Double-click this file to create a new disk image in Finder. This disk contains the Popup 8.1 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 8.1 and required support files.

Pharos Popup will now be running on the computer and will be automatically launched every time a user logs in.

Removing Popup

To remove Popup 8.1 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.


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 there are printers on the network that support Apple’s Bonjour technology, users may be able to bypass the Pharos printing system. To avoid this problem, disable the Bonjour features of any such printers.

If the software firewall (ipfw) on the computer is active, the following ports must be opened for TCP traffic for Popup to work:

  1. 515
  2. 28203

The firewall in Mac OS X is disabled by default. If it has not been manually activated, these ports will already be open.