Chapter 3.2.19 Printers

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

Usage

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 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.

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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 view or change the properties of printer or make changes with Printer ‣ Properties. To see settings on the printer has use the Settings tab. To change how to describe and name your Description field. To change where the location of this printer is change the Location field. To choose a different driver to use for your printer press the Change button to the rigght of Make and Model. To print a test page press the Print Test Page button.

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To change what your printer changes on errors or is enabled and banners use the Policies tab. To disable the printer uncheck the Enabled checkbox. To have the printer not accept jobs uncheck the Accepting jobs checkbox. To not share your printer uncheck the Shared checkbox. To change what to do when your printer encounters an error change the Error Policy drop down menu. To have a banner before you start printing use the Starting Banner drop down. To have a banner ending what you print use the Ending Banner drop down.

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If you want to change which users can use this printer use the Acess Control tab. To add a user to not be allowed to print type there name in the bar and press the Add button. To remove a user from this list left click on the username and click the Delete button. To switch to only allowing users on the list to print press the Deny printing for everyone except these users button. To switch back to banning users from printing press the Allow printing for everyone except these users checkbox.

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To choose settings specific to your printer use the Printer Options tab. To choose your paper size use the Media Size drop down. To print color as gray check the Print Color as Gray checkbox.

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To close printers press Control+Q.

Screenshot

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Version

Lubuntu ships with version 1.5.11 of printers.

How to Launch

To launch Printers from the menu Preferences ‣ Printers or run

system-config-printer

from the command line.