How to Print From Metro Apps in Windows 8

By Taylor Gibb on August 28th, 2012

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Printing has become an application aware feature in Metro applications. This makes the outcome of a print job different from application to application, but the question remains, how do you print?

Using the Keyboard

Not all apps support printing in Windows 8, a good example of one that does is Mail. So fire up the default Mail app select an email you want to print.

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When you are ready, go ahead and press the ctrl + P keyboard combination. This will bring up a list of available print devices on the right-hand side, you can use the up and down arrows to select a printer.

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You will get most of the options you are use to when printing, so once you have set up your preferences go ahead and hit the print button.

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Using the Mouse

If you would rather use your mouse, move it to the bottom right hand corner of your screen, which will bring up the Charms bar, from here you will need to click on the devices charm.

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Using this will list your printers as well as other devices, so make sure you select a printer.

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That’s all there is to it.

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Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 08/28/12
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