How to Create Printer Shortcut Windows 10

Here in this article we will guide you on how to create Printer Shortcut Windows 10. In the earlier version of Windows it was quite easy for the users to see the pending tasks for your printer. But in Windows 10, users face issues due to new ways of printing. If you are on the same boat then keep reading the blog till the end.

Things you need to know before Setting up a Printer Shortcut

First of all ensure that you have installed the complete software package for the Printer you desire to use. You will easily find this drover on the manufacturer’s website. Then make sure you have connected the printer to the computer. If you are using a wired printer then turn it on & plug it in your system.

After that open the Start Menu, type “Settings,” then navigate to the Settings app that appears in the Search results. Click on Devices and go to Printers and Scanners on the left pane.

Now click on Add a Printer or Scanner and wait for your system to scan for available printers.

Tap on the link to The Printer that I want isn’t listed

Select Add a Printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname option and tap Next

Then Enter the IP Address of the Wi-Fi printer that you want to connect and tap on the Next button

Follow the below mention steps to Create a Printer Shortcut on the Desktop:

First of all head over to your device settings to find the name of your printer, but you must know the peripheral’s name specifically in order to set up printer shortcut in the taskbar. If you have that then you can start setting up a shortcut to your printing queue.

Step 1: You need to Right-Click anywhere on the blank space on the desktop and then hover the mouse over the New option. Now from the Dropdown, select Shortcut to open a Create Shortcut Window.

Step 2: Then type the following into the shortcut location bar:

rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n “[Printer name here]”

Step 3: Ensure to Replace [Printer name here] with the exact name of your Printer but don’t forget to keep the quotation marks.

Step 4: After pressing the Next button, you will be prompted to name the new shortcut. Then give the Printer Shortcut a name here.

Finally you have created printer shortcut on your desktop. Now double-click it to ensure. You should see the Printer queue Window pop open with any active or unfinished tasks in the list.

Follow the below mention instructions to give your Printer Shortcut its icon:

Step 1: For a custom icon, right-click it and choose Properties

Step 2: Tap on the Change Icon box, if you desire to use Windows built-in icons then browse to shell32.dll and select a printer or any icon you like.

In order to set up your printer shortcut on Windows 10 Taskbar, just right-click the desktop shortcut and then select Pin to Taskbar.

Bottom Line

That’s all about Create Printer Shortcut Windows 10. Hope you liked the blog and it was helpful for you. Thanks for Reading and keep visiting the site for more articles.

Sakshi Anant Author

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