Printer Settings in Windows®
What are the methods to change the printer settings on Windows?
A printer is the hardware device which helps to make the hard copy of a document. A printer driver is a software program that is very essential to control the printer device. You might have a print server which is compatible with both wireless network and printer. Once your printer has been added, you could easily change some of its settings like location, printer model, and any installable options using the Printer set-up utility. To install printer drivers, insert the set-up disc in your CD/DVD drive. Then you need to right-click the set-up file and select 'Properties' and click the 'Compatibility' tab. You need to run this program in the compatibility mode and also make sure to check for 'Run this program in as administrator'. After that you need to press 'Apply' button and then 'OK'. For the working of the printer device, it is necessary to install a proper driver. Installing printer driver is same as installing other devices.
Following are the methods to change the printer settings on Windows:
- Tips to change the printer settings
- Use Tool to change the printer setting
- Things to keep in mind
Tips to change the printer settings
To change the printer settings click the 'Start' button and go to 'Settings', and select 'Printers'. Then from that select the 'Properties' and a window would open which displays many settings that you can change. Each printer has different settings, and you might change the settings which show on the Windows. The printer setting includes which printer is used by default, and whether pages are printed vertically or horizontally. It also includes what kind of paper is being used, and where that paper comes from.
Use Tool to change the printer setting
If you have a proper Internet connection, then you could change the printer setting with the help of tools that are available in the Internet. If you are using Dell printer then you could use Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool. In order to launch this tool you might type printer IP address in your Web browser. From printer setting page, you might get the printer IP address. When you install a printer initially into the system, a setting is configured.
Things to keep in mind
Using a printer driver software program, you might change the printer settings. For this, you need a proper Internet connection. Installing printer driver into your computer is a little difficult compared with the installation of other device drivers. So be careful to install printer driver properly.
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