Print From Windows 8 Metro Style Apps

Introduction

 
In this article, we are going to explain how to print from Windows 8 Metro style apps.
 

Procedure to print Metro Style Apps

 
Step 1
 
First, we have to connect a printer to our Windows 8 system.
 
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Step 2
 
Then we press the "Win + K" shortcut key to bring up the Devices menu. Use "Ctrl +P" in the same apps to bring up the printers only.  Here I'm bringing up the Devices menu from the Windows 8 Mail app. Click on the printer you want to use.
 
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Step 3
 
Then it displays some basic printer settings you can adjust.
 
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Step 4
 
Click "More Settings" to display even more options. For instance, here I want to change the Output Quality to Draft because it's the only text I'm printing. After selecting the settings to use with your printer, click the "Print" button.
 
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Step 5
 
On the Desktop, you can print using "Ctrl + P" or File to Print for Office docs and other apps that support printing.
 
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Note
 
Keep in mind that the options and settings you get will vary depending on the make and model of your printer. I was able to print using "Windows Key + K" or "Ctrl + P" for Maps, Mail, Photos and IE 10. As you can tell, Modern UI Style Apps in Windows 8 aren't very printer-friendly. I assume Microsoft wants everyone to carry around a Surface Tablet. At least there's the ability to print from some Metro Style apps.
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Print From Windows 8 Metro Style Apps.