Quick Tip: How To Manage Your Printers in Windows 10


As we continue to test the third major Feature Update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, we are seeing more of the legacy Control Panel functionality make its way into the Windows Settings app in Windows 10.

Unfortunately, this transition has been and continues to be a slow and steady process. In many cases only parts of that functionality has made its way into the Windows Settings app from the Control Panel so we get a mix of old and new in most areas.

One of those areas that is a solid 50/50 mix of legacy and new is Printer Management which is accessible in Windows Settings>Devices>Printers & scanners.

As you will see in this gallery walkthrough, the links under Printer Management use legacy elements of the Control Panel for right now. How much that will change is still to be determined but Microsoft has stated previously it is their goal to move everything for system management into the Windows Settings app.

Of course, you can still use the Devices and Printers program in the legacy Control Panel to manage your printers until that functionality is stripped from the operating system.


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