How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows)

Article ID: ART115998 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 12/09/2019
 

Description

This article shows how to open the printer driver setup window for your printer on a Windows PC.

 

Solution

You can display the printer driver setup window from the application software in use or from the printer icon.
 

Open the Printer Driver Setup Window through the Application Software

Follow the procedure below to configure printing profile when printing.

  1. Select the command that you perform printing on the application software

    In general, select Print on the File menu to open the Print dialog box.

  2. Select your model name and click Preferences (or Properties)

    The printer driver setup window appears.


    Note

    • Depending on application software you use, command names or menu names may vary and there may be more steps. For details, refer to the user's manual of your application software.
 

Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window from the Printer Icon

Follow the procedure below to perform printer maintenance operations such as print head cleaning, or to configure a printing profile that is common to all application software.

  1. Select as described below:

    • If you are using Windows 10, from the Desktop, select the Start menu -> Devices -> Scroll down to Devices and Printers.*
      or, depending on version, select search icon,type "Devices -> select Devices and Printers 

       
    • If you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, press the Windows key, tap the "X" key -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers.
       
    • If you are using Windows 7, select the Start menu -> Devices and Printers.
       
    • If you are using Windows Vista, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Printers.
       
    • If you are using Windows XP, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Printers and Other Hardware -> Printers and Faxes.
       
  2. Right-click your model name icon, and then select Printing preferences from the displayed menu

    The printer driver setup window appears.


    Important

    • Opening the printer driver setup window through Printer properties (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7) or Properties (Windows Vista, Windows XP) displays such tabs regarding the Windows functions as the Ports (or Advanced) tab. Those tabs do not appear when opening through Printing preferences or application software. For tabs regarding Windows functions, refer to the user's manual for the Windows.


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