Print From Windows 8 Metro Style Apps


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.
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.
Step 3
Then it displays some basic printer settings you can adjust.
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.
Step 5
On the Desktop, you can print using "Ctrl + P" or File to Print for Office docs and other apps that support printing.
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.


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