Toggle Paper Width Detection - MX472 / MX479

Article ID: ART180669 | Date published: 04/07/2022 | Date last updated: 04/07/2022


Learn how to toggle the paper width detection function of the PIXMA MX472 / MX479.


The PIXMA MX472 / MX479 has a function that detects the width of the loaded paper. This prevents printing on paper with an incorrect size specified on a computer or mobile device. If this function is enabled, support code 2100 or 2101 will appear on the LCD of the printer, depending on if the paper is larger or smaller than the size specified on the computer or mobile device. To toggle this function, follow the steps below.

  1. With the printer powered on, press the Setup  button.

  2. Press the right arrow until Device settings appears on the LCD, then press the OK button.

    Figure: LCD

  3. Output settings will be displayed. Press the OK button.

    Figure: LCD

  4. Press the right arrow until Detect paper width appears on the LCD, then press the OK button.

    Figure: LCD

  5. Press the right or left arrows to choose ON or OFF, then press the OK button.

    Figure: LCD

  6. Press the Back Back button button until the Setup menu appears, or press the Copy Fax , or Scan  button.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

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