HP Comm Killer
HP Comm Killer
1.0

4.3

HP Comm Killer free download for Mac

HP Comm Killer

1.0
21 July 2004

Force-quit the HP Communications application.

Overview

HP Comm Killer has one purpose, it force-quits the HP Communications application which, under versions of 10.2.x and 10.3.x, will "hang" if the PSC (PSC1210 in my case) is turned off or unplugged and then connected/turned on again. Then, when attempting to scan anything, the HP Communications application will hang.

Why do I need it? HP Communications is a "faceless" application; you can't force-quit it from the Finder. You need to dig out the Activity Monitor, find the HP Communications App in the list, click on it and "force-quit" the app. Until HP fixes the problem, HP Comm Killer will force-quit the app for you. Place it in your Dock next to the HP Director icon so you can easily fix the problem when it occurs.

How much does it cost? Nothing. If you use it, please send me an email. Whoever responds from a location farthest from El Paso, Texas wins. I don't know what you win but you win.

FAQ's:

  • How do I use it? Double-click it or put it in your Dock and single-click it (preferred method). It will force-quit the HP Communications application and then quit.
  • Why did HP Comm Killer launch but not quit? If HP Communications is not running, HP Comm Killer will not automatically quit. I didn't know the command to check if it was running so you'll have to quit manually (Command-Q). Maybe I'll fix this. Maybe HP will fix their stuff first so my app isn't necessary.

HP Comm Killer was created with Revolution v2.2 for OS X.

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Anonymous
21 July 2004

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Not to slam your efforts unduly, but why is such a simple application so large? I ask this because the same thing could be accomplished with a shell script that would be about 1k in size, and equally as user-friendly.
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Anonymous
20 November 2004
I agree that it seems quite large for what it does, but I'm glad it's there. Now, how about an option to relaunch? thx
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Anonymous
21 July 2004
Not to slam your efforts unduly, but why is such a simple application so large? I ask this because the same thing could be accomplished with a shell script that would be about 1k in size, and equally as user-friendly.
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Anonymous
21 July 2004
re: Why not a shell script? Good point. That's actually what's happening here but I am confortable with Revolution's interface so the extra bulk is the "engine".
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Anonymous
31 January 2005
It would serve us all better to address remarks to the HP software developers; why they created such a poor solution for this peripheral! HP credibility has sunk in my bunk!
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