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Printer not in charm/devices tho list under PC settings

  1. #1


    West Sussex, UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit w/Media Center

    Printer not in charm/devices tho list under PC settings


    I have a new, home-built, hi-spec desktop pc with Win 8 Pro OEM and MS Office Home & Business 2010 installed. I have a Canon Pixma MP990 all in one with Win 8 drivers installed and it shows up in my list of devices under PC Settings/Devices.

    I have no problems locating my printer (device) and printing within Office applications . However, I am not able to print a .pdf via Adobe Reader or anything which uses the Win 8 Start page. Ctl+P doesnít produce a print dialogue and WinKey+K produces Devices but no printers. If I go to Charm/Devices, it lists no printers either. Itís early stages but Iím beginning to regret moving to Win 8 on a desktop pc.

    Any ideas, please?
    Pedro
    Last edited by Brink; 31 Jan 2013 at 13:59. Reason: fixed micro text size

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Pedro,

    It appears that the "Adobe Reader" Store app currently doesn't have a print feature available for it yet according to this link below at Adobe.

    Adobe Community: Printing from Adobe Reader for Windows 8 Tablets

    I would recommend to use the default Reader Store app that comes included in Windows 8 by default. It will allow you to print a .pdf in it.

    Printing in Windows 8 Store Apps
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  3. #3


    West Sussex, UK
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit w/Media Center


    Hi Brink,
    Thanks very much. Thedefault MS Reader does indeed show my printer and its options. However, it’s not on the first list and Ihave to click on ‘More’ for my (Canon) printer to appear.
    I’m still puzzled that on the Win8 Start Screen/Devices thatmy printer is not listed as a device although it is shown under PCSettings/Devices. All I get on the Win8Start Screen/Devices list is ‘Second screen’ with no ‘More’ option to showany other devices.
    Regards,
    Pedro
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    You printer does not show up in the "Adobe Reader" Store app since the app does not support printing yet.

    The printer shows up in the "Reader" app since that app does support printing.

    If you like, you could make "Reader" the default program, and if you like uninstall the "Adobe Reader".

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    West Sussex, UK
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit w/Media Center


    Thx Brink;
    I've made Reader the default but will keep Adobe Reader on until it has a printing option.
    Although my Canon printer shows under PC Settings\Devices it seems I should assume it will only show under the Devices charm for Apps which support printing (such as Reader).
    Thx for your help. I will mark this one solved.
    Pedro
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Hopefully Adobe will add on soon.
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Printer not in charm/devices tho list under PC settings
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