Chapter 3.2.19 Printers

Printers allows you to configure your printer and show your print queue.


To view your print queue right click on the printer and right click view print queue or with the printer selected press Control+F or Printer ‣ View Print Queue and if a job is held you can restart it. To view the properties of printer or make changes with Printer ‣ Properties.

To add a new printer press the Add button or Server ‣ New ‣ Printer. A dialog will popup showing where you can connect the printer. Then look for your printer in the sidebar on the left hand side. Left click on the name of your printer and press the Forward button. To change the name of your printer type it in the Printer Name field. To change the description of your printer type in the Description field. To have a location for the printer type in the Location field. To move to the next step press the Forward button. After this a dialog will pop up asking if you want to print a test page.


If you want to delete a printer Printer ‣ Delete after left clicking on the printer will delete the printer after you left click on it and you will be asked to confirm so you do not accidentally delete your printer. If you have multiple printers and want to set one as default right click on the printer and select Set As Default.

To close printers press Control+Q.




Lubuntu ships with version 1.5.11 of printers.

How to launch

To launch printers from the menu Preferences ‣ Printers or run


from the command line.