Open the Printer Driver Settings in Windows - PIXMA MG, TR, TS Series

Article ID: ART115998 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/30/2022


Learn how to open the printer driver setup window for your PIXMA printer on a Windows PC in order to change settings like paper type and print quality..


You may need to open the printer driver window to perform various printer functions or to adjust print settings.

You can open the window in two ways:

  1. From your printer application.

  2. From the printer icon.

1. Open the setup window from your printer application

  1. Open your printer application software. In general, select Print on the File menu to open the dialog box.

  2. ​Select your model name, then Preferences or Properties.

 The printer driver setup window appears.
Note Command names or menu names may vary and there may be more steps. For details, refer to the instructions for your application software.

2. Open the setup window from your printer icon

  1. Select the option that matches your Window's operating system:

    • Windows 11 - from the Desktop, select the Start menu > Settings > Bluetooth & devices.
      Then, select Devices and Printers.

    • Windows 10 - from the Desktop, select the Start menu > Devices > Scroll down to Devices and Printers.
      Or, depending on version, select the search icon, type "Devices" > Devices and Printers.

    • Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 - press the Windows key, tap the "X" key > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.

    • Windows 7 - select the Start menu > Devices and Printers.

    • Windows Vista - select the Start menu > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

    • 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 menu. The printer driver setup window appears.

Note Opening the printer driver setup window through Printer properties (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7) or Properties (Windows Vista, Windows XP) displays tabs for Windows functions, like the Ports (or Advanced) tab. Those tabs don't appear when opening through Printing preferences or applications. For tabs regarding Windows functions, refer to the user's manual for Windows.

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