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Chapter 6. Modifying printer settings

In GNOME, you can modify printer settings using the Settings application.

Prerequisites

6.1. Displaying and modifying printer’s details

This section describes how to maintain a configuration of a printer using the Settings application.

Procedure

  1. Click the settings (⚙️) button on the right to display a settings menu for the selected printer:

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  2. Click Printer Details to display and modify selected printer’s settings:

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    In this menu, you can select the following actions:

    Search for Drivers
    GNOME Control Center communicates with PackageKit that searches for a suitable driver suitable in available repositories.
    Select from Database
    This option enables you to select a suitable driver from databases that have already been installed on the system.
    Install PPD File
    This option enables you to select from a list of available postscript printer description (PPD) files that can be used as a driver for your printer.
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6.2. Setting the default printer

This section describes how to determine which printer should be used as default.

Procedure

  1. Click the settings (⚙️) button on the right to display a settings menu for the selected printer:

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  2. Click Use Printer by Default to set the selected printer as the default printer:

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6.3. Setting printing options

Procedure

  1. Click the settings (⚙️) button on the right to display a settings menu for the selected printer:

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  2. Click Printing Options.

6.4. Removing a printer

This section describes how to remove a printer using the Settings application.

Procedure

  1. Click the settings (⚙️) button on the right to display a settings menu for the selected printer:

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  2. Click Remove Printer to remove the selected printer:

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