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How to Create a Printer Queue Shortcut in Windows 10

The print queue shows the status of what documents have been sent from the computer to the printer and are waiting to be printed.

If you have a local or network printer connected to your PC, it could be handy to have a shortcut of its queue to make it easier to see what’s printing and pause or cancel print jobs as needed for that printer.

This tutorial will show you how to create a print queue shortcut for a connected local or network printer in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Microsoft XPS Document Writer Printer in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to Print to XPS natively using the Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer feature. Microsoft XPS Document Writer lets you create a XPS file of the contents of any web page or file without the need to use third-party software.

The .xps file created by Microsoft XPS Document Writer can be opened by any app that supports this format. XPS Viewer is the default app used to open .xps files with in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to add or remove the Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Microsoft Print to PDF Printer in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to Print to PDF natively using the Microsoft Print to PDF feature. Microsoft Print to PDF lets you create a PDF file of the contents of any web page or file without the need to use third-party software.

The .pdf file created by Microsoft Print to PDF can be opened by any app that supports this format. For example, Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, etc…

Microsoft Edge is the default app used to open .pdf files with in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to add or remove the Microsoft Print to PDF printer for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Use Modern or Metro Style Print Dialog in Windows 10

When you Print from Windows Store apps in Windows 10, a modern Print dialog box will open by default.

The Print dialog box lets the user select options for a particular print job. For example, the user can specify the printer to use, the range of pages to print, and the number of copies. The printing options available depend entirely on the printer model and software application you’re using. Consult the manual that came with your printer or program for more details.

If you don’t like the newer default modern Print dialog in Windows 10, then you can switch to use the older metro style Print panel like in Windows 8 instead.

This tutorial will show you how to switch to use a modern or metro style Print dialog for Windows apps for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off File and Printer Sharing in Windows 10

File and printer sharing is the ability of a computer running Windows to share a folder or attached printer with other computers on a network.

•File sharing allows you to make files and folders in a shared folder accessible to others on the network to view, copy, or modify.
•Printer sharing allows you to make an attached printer available to other computer users on the network.

If you are connected to a public network location (ex: café or library), then you may wish to turn off file and printer sharing until you are connected to a private network location (ex: home or work).

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off file and printer sharing on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

Starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565, Microsoft is introducing a new mode that makes your default printer the last printer you used. This change helps ensure the best printer is preselected in inbox print dialogs.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to let Windows manage your default printer for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10

Devices and Printers (aka: Device Stage), gives you a quick view and access of all of your connected and wireless devices on your computer in one place. By viewing the contents of this folder, you can check to see which devices you have connected, view details about the devices, and learn what tasks you can perform with them by right clicking on the device and selecting the task you would like to do.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Devices and Printers under ‘Devices and drives’ in This PC for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Rename a Printer in Windows 7 and Windows 8

When you install a new printer, Windows usually names it after the manufacturer or model by default.

If you have more than one printer, you can rename them to say help identify each printer by what it does or where it’s located. For example, “Brink Printer” instead of “Samsung CLX-3170 Series”.

This tutorial will show you how to rename a local and shared printer to what you like in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

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