How to print with Windows 8: In the end you too have decided to switch to Windows 8. Sure, you had to “struggle” a bit with the new Start Screen but in the end you are living with it in a better way than you expected. Opening apps and searching for files have been simplified compared to Windows 7, it’s all very intuitive but for some operations – there is little to do – the old Desktop is even more comfortable.
One of these is the printing of documents and photos, which in Modern Apps (the applications that are downloaded from the Windows Store and run from the Start Screen) is not as intuitive as possible and many users do not know how to use it. If you are one of them too, don’t worry, take two minutes of free time and find out how to print with windows 8 thanks to the information I’m about to give you.
Before seeing in detail how to print with windows 8, you must, if you have not already done so, configure the printer on your PC by downloading the device drivers from the manufacturer’s official website. Just do a Google search using the terms [modello della stampante] driver or connect the printer to your computer via USB cable and scan your system using one of the many missing driver programs available on the Net.
Most Windows 7 compatible printers are also compatible with Windows 8, however to make sure you are downloading the right drivers take a look at the information notes on the download page. Once the download is complete, start the installation of the printer drivers on your PC by opening the package .exe downloaded from the Internet and follow the on-screen instructions. It should take a few minutes.
Once the printer setup is complete, you can print with Windows 8 acting both from the Desktop and from the Start Screen. As far as the Desktop is concerned, the printing procedure has remained unchanged compared to the previous versions of the operating system and therefore it is useless to explain how to do it (just select the item File> Print from the menu of the application in use), while in the Modern Apps downloaded from the Windows Store you may encounter some more difficulties.
To print from a Metro-style application, you must first invoke the Charms Bar side of Windows 8 by bringing the mouse pointer to the bottom or top right corner of the screen, then you have to click on the button Devicesselect the name of yours printer from the menu that appears and click on the button Press.
From the same sidebar you can also adjust all print settingssuch as the number of copies to print, page orientation (portrait / landscape), color mode and other settings more advanced. Seen? It really is that easy.