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A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing a Canon Printer on Your Mac

Are you a proud owner of a Canon printer and a Mac user? If so, you may be wondering how to install your Canon printer on your Mac. Fortunately, the process is straightforward and can be completed in just a few steps. In this guide, we will walk you through each step of the installation process, ensuring that you can start printing from your Mac in no time.

Gather the Necessary Information

Before diving into the installation process, it’s important to gather all the necessary information. First and foremost, make sure that your Canon printer is compatible with macOS. Visit the official Canon website or consult the user manual for compatibility information.

Next, identify the model number of your Canon printer. This information can typically be found on the front or top of your printer. Having this information readily available will help streamline the installation process.

Download and Install Drivers

To ensure proper functionality, it’s crucial to download and install the correct drivers for your Canon printer on your Mac. Start by visiting the official Canon website and navigating to their support page. Look for a section specifically dedicated to drivers or software downloads.

Once you’ve located the appropriate section, enter your printer’s model number and select macOS as your operating system. This will filter out any irrelevant options and display only those drivers compatible with your setup.

Download the driver package that corresponds to your specific model number and macOS version. Once downloaded, double-click on the package file to initiate the installation process. Follow any prompts or instructions that appear on-screen until the driver installation is complete.

Connect Your Printer

Now that you have installed the necessary drivers for your Canon printer on your Mac, it’s time to connect them physically. Start by turning off both devices – your Mac computer and Canon printer.

Locate an available USB port on your Mac computer and connect one end of the USB cable to it. Take the other end of the cable and connect it to the corresponding USB port on your Canon printer. Once securely connected, power on both your Mac computer and Canon printer.

In most cases, your Mac will automatically detect the connected Canon printer and prompt you to add it to your list of available printers. Follow any on-screen instructions that appear, such as selecting the correct model number or confirming the connection.

Test Your Printer

Congratulations. You have successfully installed your Canon printer on your Mac. But before you start printing away, it’s always a good idea to test your setup to ensure everything is working as expected.

Open any document or file that you wish to print and navigate to the “Print” option under the “File” menu. Select your Canon printer from the list of available printers and adjust any desired print settings.

Click on “Print” and wait for your Mac to communicate with your Canon printer. If all goes well, you should hear the familiar sounds of a printing job starting, followed by a crisp printout coming out of your Canon printer.

In conclusion, installing a Canon printer on your Mac is a relatively simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. By gathering all necessary information, downloading and installing drivers, connecting physically, and testing your setup, you’ll be able to enjoy seamless printing from your Mac in no time. Happy printing.

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Oct 27, 2022 12:35 PM in response to leroydouglas

he means progressive web app (PWA) and basically it is the ability to install a web app to your desktop. It then effectively acts like a standalone app with better functionality and integration. Try Squoosh.app to give it a trial go.

However, you can't with the Safari browser. Apple are sadly years behind with allowing this but if you can bring yourself to do it...

PWAs work with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome on MacOS

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Oct 26, 2022 4:27 AM in response to xinyushen

What exactly do you mean by home screen? Do you mean Safari's Start Page? Or do you mean something else? The expression "home screen" sounds like something you have on an iPhone, not a Mac. Can you please clarify?


Oct 26, 2022 4:31 AM in response to xinyushen

No. You would have to cobble something together yourself.

How to install PWA to your device?

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How to add PWA to Android devices?

How to install pwa on ios devices.

  • How to Install PWA on Windows?
  • How to Install PWA on Mac?

You can install PWA on your device by clicking on the automated pop-up to add the app to the home screens of your mobile devices.

Install PWA on your device

Can PWA be installed on mobile?

Yes, PWA can be installed on mobile. Both android and iOS support PWA installation.

  • Open PWA on the browser you want to install
  • Click on the setting.

PWA to Android devices

  • Scroll down and tap Add to Home screen.

Add PWA to Home screen

  • Confirm by tapping Add.

Confirm by clicking on Add

Follow the steps to install a PWA on iOS devices:

  • Open Safari on your iOS device.
  • Visit the website of the desired PWA.
  • Tap the “Share” icon in Safari.
  • Select “Add to Home Screen” from the options.
  • Confirm the installation by tapping the “Add” button.

Can PWA be installed on the desktop?

Yes, PWA can be installed on the desktop. Windows and Mac both allow PWA installation.

How to Install PWA on Windows ?

Follow the steps to install a PWA from your browser:

  • Open the web browser.
  • Go to the desired PWA website.
  • Click “Install” at the top right of the address bar.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to install the PWA.

How to Install PWA on Mac ?

  • Open a web app in any browser.
  • Click on an install button in the address bar.
  • You’ll be prompted with the install button.
  • Click on it.

You can install PWA on any device that falls in this category. The methods remain the same. Check our guide on publishing PWA on the app store .

Yes, you need to install a PWA. Even though a PWA is a website, it basically functions like a mobile application. But unlike native apps, you don’t need to download it from any app store. You can directly install it by visiting the required website with the PWA on a browser and clicking “Install.”

Yes, PWA can be an APK through conversion. Though PWAs utilize HTML and similar technologies, they can be converted into APK format through several online and offline tools. These tools utilize Node.js to convert the PWA’s source code and turn it into a native app discoverable through app stores.

No, all browsers don’t support PWA. The browser support for PWAs also depends on the operating system and device used. For desktops and Android devices, most features of PWAs are supported by all major browsers such as Chrome, Opera and Firefox. On iOS devices, PWA is only supported through the Safari browser and with limited features.

Yes, PWA will work properly on any mobile device. A PWA is designed to work across all devices irrespective of screen size or operating system. However, there may be some limitations to the features depending on the browser. For example, the Safari browser used in iOS devices doesn’t support features such as splash screen and background color.

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Safari 17 Beta: A Game Changer for PWAs on MacOS

Safari 17 Beta is the latest version of Apple's web browser, which was released on June 5, 2023. It includes many new features and improvements for web developers, especially for those who create Progressive Web Apps (PWAs).

If you are not familiar with PWA, PWAs are web applications that offer a native app-like experience to users. They can be installed on various devices, including MacOS, and can work offline, send push notifications, and access device features.

In this blog post, I will highlight some of the new WebKit features that Safari 17 Beta supports for PWAs.

New WebKit Features for PWAs

  • Web Share API Level 2 : This API allows PWAs to share files with other apps on the device, such as photos, videos, or documents. It also supports sharing multiple files at once.
  • Web App Manifest : This is a JSON file that describes a PWA, such as its name, icons, start URL, display mode, and more. Safari 17 Beta supports more manifest properties than before, such as categories , description , and screenshots .
  • Web App Banner : This is a prompt that appears on Safari when a user visits a PWA that can be installed on the device. Safari 17 Beta improves the appearance and behavior of the banner, making it more consistent with native app banners.
  • Service Workers : These are scripts that run in the background and enable PWAs to work offline, sync data, send push notifications, and more. Safari 17 Beta improves the performance and reliability of service workers, and adds support for some new APIs, such as CacheStorage and Background Sync .
  • Web Push API : This API allows PWAs to send push notifications to users even when they are not using the app. Safari 17 Beta adds support for silent push notifications, which can be used to update the app's content or state without alerting the user.

Advantages of PWAs for Developers

PWAs offer many advantages for developers, and on MacOS right now, as well. Some of them are:

  • They are easier and cheaper to develop and maintain than native apps, as they use web technologies and standards.
  • They can reach a wider audience, as they are compatible with different browsers and devices.
  • They can leverage the features and performance of Safari, which is the default browser on MacOS and supports many PWA capabilities.
  • They can provide a seamless user experience, as they can adapt to different screen sizes and orientations, work offline, and update automatically.

PWAs are a great way to create engaging and reliable web applications that can run on MacOS and other platforms. If you want to learn more about PWAs, you can check out this guide from Google.

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I am really thinking about this a lot and could image the future with only PWA‘s where users do not install native apps on their devices anymore (at least that is what I would like for mobile).

What do you think? Will the PWA be able to fully replace native apps at some point?

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I am a big fan of PWA since the beginning... but I don't think they replace native apps completely... (but I would like 😀)

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There's no documented support for Web App Install Banners in Safari / iOS 17.

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I’m sorry but I think Apple didn’t create web app banner !

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You can use Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) for a fast web experience on your computer or mobile device. You can install the PWA for faster access and additional functionality, like more storage for content to use offline. The Progressive Web App standard offers websites a chance to become even more like standalone apps, by discarding browser elements that only clutter their interface. Other advantages of Progressive Web Apps are that they are more lightweight than native applications and are platform-agnostic.

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How Do You Install a Progressive Web App?

1. chrome browser  - on the computer, install a pwa.

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • Go to a website you want to install.
  • At the top right of the address bar, click the Install icon.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install the PWA.

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Uninstall a PWA

Uninstall from a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer

  • Go to a website you want to uninstall.
  • At the top right, click More Uninstall [app name].
  • Click Remove .
  • To clear app data from Chrome, select "Also clear data from Chrome"

Tip: You can also manage PWAs through chrome://apps.

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  • In your launcher, right-click on the PWA's icon and select Uninstall .
  • To clear data, choose Also clear browsing data .
  • If you clear browsing data, all site-related data is also removed in Chrome. The next time you visit the site, you'll need to sign in again.
  • Select Uninstall .
  • On your Android device, open Chrome .
  • Go to a website with a PWA that you want to install.
  • Tap Install .
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • From your app drawer or home screen, open Settings .
  • Tap Apps & Notifications. See all apps .
  • Find the PWA you want to remove and tap the icon.
  • Tap Uninstall .

3. iPhone & iPad

Chrome for iOS does not support PWAs. But you can download PWA using the Safari browser. As mentioned above, Apple only allows Safari to create PWAs in iOS and iPadOS—third-party browsers are left out of the party. Safari doesn’t use the terms install and app, like all other browsers that support PWAs do. To install one on iOS or iPadOS, load the PWA-capable site, choose the Share up-arrow at the bottom of the screen, and select Add to Home Screen.

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Firefox does not support the functionality to install PWA as a standalone system app with an app-like experience. Firefox, doesn’t support PWAs on the desktop, though it does on Android.  The same holds for the innovative Opera web browser.

5. Installing PWAs on macOS

In macOS, installing PWAs works just as it does on Windows, but the default Safari browser offers no method for installing a site as a PWA. You can use the Chrome browser to install the PWA. Your new app does appear in Launchpad, but not in the Applications Finder folder.

6. Edge Browser

The default Windows web browser provides the best option for installing PWA’s on Microsoft’s desktop operating system. That’s because it puts the app in your Start menu just like any other app you install in normal ways. Here’s how it works:

  • Navigate to the website you want to install as a PWA.
  • If the app is capable of being installed as a PWA, you can either click on the icon on the right side of the address bar that looks like three squares and a plus sign (the hover text is “App available. Install [app name]) or you can choose Apps from the three-dot overflow menu and then click Install [app name]. For some PWAs, the Install box pops up automatically.
  • That’s it. Your new app appears in the Start menu, gets a distinctive icon in the Taskbar (not the Edge icon), and can be converted into a desktop shortcut. If you want to uninstall the PWA, you can do so from the Start Menu's right-click menu, from Windows’ Apps and Features Setting page, or from Edge’s Manage Apps page.

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Start google chrome and go to web app where you can login typically. it is best to wait to be logged in, if the web site requires login ​(making sure the web app is fully active)., click the "+ install" , you will see a little (+) appear in the address bar, on the right, in chrome., alternative, as an alternative, if you do not see the (+ install), click on the (...) button, with 3 vertical dots, right on chrome’s address bar. this pops up a menu, look for “install ...”, and click on this install menu., how to install a pwa on smartphones.

for Android, iPhones and iPads After installation, you can launch the web app from your home screen, with its own icon like other installed apps. It is a safe install, because, in fact, no executable gets installed on your machine. ​It is simply a specialized window of your mobile browser, a kind of shortcut.

Go to the web app or website

Start google chrome and navigate to the site. it is best to wait to be logged in if the website requires login ​ (making sure the web app is fully active)., click the "+ install", you will see a little (+) appear in the address bar, on the right, in chrome. click on the (+) to install., alternative: add to home screen, on android: click the ... vertical dots, right next to the address bar, top of window. then click "add to home screen" on apple iphone, ipad, when the login screen appears, click the "share" button then click "add to home screen"..

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just wanna confirm that, safari for ios does have pwa support...but safari for macOS does not ? that's kind of ridiculous and unfortunate, especially for caching and being able to use web apps offline afaik. is there any workaround ? Hoping they add it with macOS 14  



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Nope. There, like always, are some third party solutions, or you can use Chrome.  

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What it means to be a PWA is a mushy concept that has changed over time. Do you mean the ability to install one into the /Applications/ folder and have it run in its own window separate from Safari?  



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ICYDK, we have something similar now in macOS Sonoma. You can add any website as an app but user has to explicitly go to File > Add to Dock to do so. It'll open in a custom Safari context with no browser chrome (if the manifest for the website/app says so) so it feels like an app. It'll be available in Spotlight as well.  

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A progressive web application (PWA) is a web site that can be downloaded to your device and used like an app. The NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator is an example of a PWA. While a PWA can be used like any regular web page, installing it can provide some advantages. An installed PWA can still be used without an internet connection. It will also appear alongside your other apps for convenient access.

The installation process varies depending on your operating system and web browser.

A PWA can only be installed on iOS using the Safari web browser. First, navigate to the site in Safari. Press the "Share" button and select "Add to Home Screen" from the popup. Lastly, tap "Add" in the top right corner to finish installing the PWA. It will now be on your home screen.

Screenshots of the iOS PWA installation process.

The default Chrome browser is capable of installing PWAs for Android. First, navigate to the site in Chrome. Press the "three dot" icon in the upper right to open the menu. Select "Add to Home screen." Press the "Add" button in the popup. The PWA is now installed and available on your home screen.

Screenshots of the Android PWA installation process.

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge currently have the best support for PWAs on Windows and Mac OS. The installation process is very similar for both browsers. First, navigate to the site you wish to install as a PWA. If the site is a PWA, there will be an icon on the right side of the URL bar. Click the icon then click the "Install" button. Alternatively, you can install the PWA from the "three dot" menu.

On a Windows PC, the PWA will be available in the start menu. On a Mac, the PWA will be in the launcher and in the spotlight search.

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Once the user installs your PWA, it will:

  • Have an icon in the launcher, home screen, start menu, or launchpad.
  • Appear as a result when a user searches for the app on their device.
  • Have a separate window within the operating system.
  • Have support for specific capabilities.

Installation criteria

Every browser has a criterion that marks when a website or web app is a Progressive Web App and can be installed for a standalone experience. The metadata for your PWA is set by a JSON-based file known as the Web App Manifest, which we will cover in detail in the next module .

As a minimum requirement for installability, most browsers that support it use the Web App Manifest file and certain properties such as the name of the app, and configuration of the installed experience. An exception to this is Safari for macOS, which does not support installability.

The requirements to allow installation differ among the different browsers, this article details the criteria for Google Chrome and includes links to requirements for other browsers.

Because the test that a PWA meets installability requirements can take several seconds, installability itself may not be available as soon as a URLs response is received.

Desktop installation

Desktop PWA installation is currently supported by Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge on Linux, Windows, macOS, and Chromebooks. These browsers will show an install badge (icon) in the URL bar (see the image below), stating that the current site is installable.

Chrome and Edge on desktop with the install badge in the URL bar

When a user is engaged with a site, they may see a popup such as the one below inviting users to install it as an app.

Google chrome in-product help suggesting the PWA installation.

The browser's drop-down menu also includes an "Install " item that the user can use:

Chrome and Edge menu items for PWA installation.

Only standalone and minimal-ui display modes are supported on desktop operating systems.

PWAs installed on desktops:

  • Have an icon in the Start menu or Start screen on Windows PCs, in the dock or desktop in Linux GUIs, in the macOS launchpad, or a Chromebook's app launcher.
  • Have an icon in app switchers and docks when the app is active, was recently used, or is opened in the background.
  • Appear in the app search, for example, search on Windows or Spotlight on macOS.
  • Can set a badge number on their icons, to indicate new notifications. This is done with the Badging API .
  • Can set a contextual menu for the icon with App Shortcuts .
  • Can't be installed twice with the same browser.

After installing an app on the desktop, users can navigate to about:apps , right-click on a PWA, and select "Start App when you Sign In" if they want your app to open automatically on startup.

iOS and iPadOS installation

A browser prompt to install your PWA doesn't exist On iOS and iPadOS. On these platforms PWAs are also known as home screen web apps . These apps have to be added manually to the home screen via a menu that is available only in Safari. It is recommended that you add the apple-touch-icon tag to your html. To define the icon, include the path to your icon to your HTML <head> section, like this:

Safari will use that information to create the shortcut and if you don't provide a specific icon for Apple devices, the icon on the home screen will be a screenshot of your PWA when the user installed it.

It's important to understand that PWA installation is only available if the user browses your website from Safari. Other browsers available in the App Store, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Microsoft Edge, cannot install a PWA on the home screen.

The steps to add apps to the home screen are:

  • Open the Share menu, available at the bottom or top of the browser.
  • Click Add to Home Screen .
  • Confirm the name of the app; the name is user-editable.
  • Click Add . On iOS and iPadOS, bookmarks to websites and PWAs look the same on the home screen.

On iOS and iPadOS, only the standalone display mode is supported. Therefore, if you use minimal UI mode, it will fall back to a browser shortcut; if you use fullscreen, it will fall back to standalone.

PWAs installed on iOS and iPadOS:

  • Appear in the home screen, Spotlight's search, Siri Suggestions, and App Library search.
  • Don't appear in App Gallery's categories folders.
  • Lack support for capabilities such as badging and app shortcuts.

Incidentally, Safari uses a native technology known as Web Clips to create the PWA icons in the operating system. They are just XML files in Apple's Property List format stored in the filesystem.

Android installation

On Android, PWA install prompts differ by device and browser. Users may see:

  • Variations in the wording of the menu item for install such as Install or Add to Home Screen .
  • Detailed installation dialogs.

In the following image you can see two different versions of an installation dialog, a simple mini-infobar (left) and a detailed installation dialog (right).

Mini info bar and installation dialogs on Android.

Depending on the device and browser, your PWA will either be installed as a WebAPK, a shortcut, or a QuickApp.

A WebAPK is an Android package (APK) created by a trusted provider of the user's device, typically in the cloud, on a WebAPK minting server . This method is used by Google Chrome on devices with Google Mobile Services (GMS) installed, and by Samsung Internet browser, but only on Samsung-manufactured devices, such as a Galaxy phone or tablet. Together, this accounts for the majority of Android users.

When a user installs a PWA from Google Chrome and a WebAPK is used, the minting server "mints" (packages) and signs an APK for the PWA. That process takes time, but when the APK is ready, the browser installs that app silently on the user's device. Because trusted providers (Play Services or Samsung) signed the APK, the phone installs it without disabling security, as with any app coming from the store. There is no need for sideloading the app.

PWAs installed via WebAPK:

  • Have an icon in the app launcher and home screen.
  • Appear on Settings, Apps.
  • Can have several capabilities, such as badging , app shortcuts , and capture links within the OS .
  • Can update the icon and app's metadata.
  • Can't be installed twice.

While WebAPKs provide the best experience for Android users, they can't always be created. When they can't, browsers fall back to creating a website shortcut. Because Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Brave, and Samsung Internet (on non-Samsung devices) don't have minting servers they trust, they'll create shortcuts. Google Chrome will too if the minting service is unavailable or your PWA doesn't meet installation requirements.

PWAs installed with shortcuts:

  • Have a browser-badged icon on the home screen (see the following examples).
  • Don't have an icon in the Launcher or on Settings, Apps .
  • Can't use any capabilities that require installation.
  • Can't update their icons and app metadata.
  • Can be installed many times, even using the same browser; when this happens, all will point to the same instance, and use the same storage.

A PWA installed with different browsers on the same device.

Some manufacturers, including Huawei and ZTE, offer a platform known as QuickApps to create light web apps similar to PWAs but using a different technology stack. Some browsers on these devices, like the Huawei browser, can install PWAs that get packaged as QuickApp, even if you are not using the QuickApp stack.

When your PWA is installed as a QuickApp, users will get a similar experience to the one they would have with shortcuts, but with an icon badged with the QuickApps icon (a lightning image). The app will also be available to launch from the QuickApp Center.

QuickApps on a Huawei or ZTE home screen.

Prompting for installation

In Chromium-based browsers on desktop and Android devices, it's possible to trigger the browser's installation dialog from your PWA. The Installation Prompt chapter , will cover patterns for doing so and how to implement them.

App catalogs and stores

Your PWA can also be listed in app catalogs and stores to increase its reach and let users find it in the same place they find other apps. Most app catalogs and stores support technologies that let you publish a package that doesn't include the whole web app (such as your HTML and assets). These technologies let you create just a launcher to a standalone web rendering engine that will load the app and let the service worker cache the necessary assets.

The app catalogs and stores that support publishing a PWA are:

  • Google Play Store for Android and ChromeOS , using a Trusted Web Activity .
  • Apple App Store for iOS, macOS, and iPadOS, using WKWebView and App-Bound Domains .
  • Microsoft Store for Windows 10 and 11 , using APPX packages.
  • Samsung Galaxy Store , using the Samsung WebAPK minting server.
  • Huawei AppGallery, using a QuickApp container for your HTML application .

If you want to learn more about how to publish a PWA to app catalogs and stores, check out BubbleWrap CLI and PWA Builder .

  • What does it take to be installable
  • WebAPKs on Android
  • Patterns for promoting PWA installation
  • Using a PWA in your Android app
  • List your Progressive Web App in Google Play
  • Submit your PWA to the Microsoft Store
  • Publishing a PWA to App Store
  • WebKit: App-Bound Domains

Except as otherwise noted, the content of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License , and code samples are licensed under the Apache 2.0 License . For details, see the Google Developers Site Policies . Java is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Last updated 2022-01-10 UTC.


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