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Print from your TouchPad

by Adam Marks Mon, 24 Sep 2012 4:04 pm EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 3.0 and higher

TouchPad Browser PrintIf you have a TouchPad and an HP wireless or wired printer connected to the same network, you can very easily print emails, pictures, documents or more right from your TouchPad with no additional software needed.  All you have to look out for is the TouchPad print icon icon or a "Print" option in the application dropdown that appears when swiping down from the top left.  But before you go to print, you may just want to make sure that your TouchPad finds your printer. To do this, open up the Print Manager app (Print Manager) on the SETTINGS tab and tap the "Add or remove printer" button on the top. If your TouchPad has already found your printer on your network, it will appear under the "AUTO DISCOVERED" section on the bottom. Otherwise, type in the IP address on your printer and give it a name and tap the "Add Printer" button.

Once you have your TouchPad and printer connected, all you need to do now is just print something. Whenever you tap the TouchPad print icon icon or select a Print option, a pop-up will appear that will allow you to choose the number of copies, if you want 2-sided or color printing, or if you want to select a different printer to print to.  Just tap the "Print" button once you are ready to print.  A dashboard notification will appear letting you know the printing job has started, and if you want to check the status of the job, you can go back to the Print Manager app to check out the Print Queue.  You can also cancel your print jobs from there, as well.

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