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Microsoft will soon roll out the Printer feature in Windows 11

Microsoft will soon roll out the Printer feature in Windows 11

From Claus Ludwig
Windows 10 users will soon get version 22H2, a new printer feature derived from Windows 11.

Windows 11 has been available as a free upgrade since October 2021, but the previous version Windows 10 will continue to receive updates. There will be new patches for Windows 10 by 2025. However, a number of features will only be available under Windows 11, such as full support for live storage. Now Microsoft is bringing functionality from the successor to Windows 10. And it’s a function Try a new printerwhich will appear for the first time on version 22H2 of Windows 11.

Finally, printer problems in Windows should be resolved

So far, the Printers and Devices menu and overview of active prints are from the days of Windows 7 and are hidden in the old Control Panels. With the release of Windows 11 22H2, there is one Redesign the printer queuewhich displays active prints and also provides a thumbnail of what is currently in it printer imprinted. The status is displayed via a green bar, so you can see the progress of the printing process. What is new is that the printing process can be secured with a PIN code, which must also be entered into the printer. If you want, you can also add a watermark inside the new printer app. In addition, the new printer queue is equipped with a responsive design, so that the content can be adapted to different screen resolutions and input methods, so that it can be easily operated via the touch screen. The new printer queue is optionally available in a bold design.

The new printer queue will be delivered as an application with the release of Windows 10 22H2. The new printer experience is currently available in patch KB5014666 in the Release Preview channel for Windows 10 users. The Microsoft operating system has been upgraded to version 19044.1806. Although there is a new printer queue, users do not need new printer drivers. In order to also secure the printing process with USB printers, Microsoft will also support Internet Printing Protocol over a USB connection in Windows 10 version 22H2 and Windows 11 version 22H2. so it should Printer network problems in the past belongs to.

Also worth reading: Windows 11: USB printers are causing problems

New printer functionality set in Windows 10 and 11:

  • In Windows 11 version 22H2 there is a redesigned printer queue that provides some features to secure the printing process. For example, a watermark can be created or the printing process can be secured with a PIN code.
  • In addition, Internet Printing Protocol is also supported via a USB connection, so printer problems should be a thing of the past.
  • The new printer queue replaces the printer queue from Windows 7 and comes in both Windows 11 and Windows 10.

source: Microsoft