Set up a local printer

Your system can recognize many types of printers automatically once they are connected. Most printers are connected with a USB cable that attaches to your computer.

You do not need to select whether you want to install a network or local printer now. They are listed in one window.

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on.

  2. Connect the printer to your system via the appropriate cable. You may see activity on the screen as the system searches for drivers, and you may be asked to authenticate to install them.

  3. A message will appear when the system is finished installing the printer. Select Print Test Page to print a test page, or Options to make additional changes in the printer setup.

If your printer was not set up automatically, you can add it in the printer settings:

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Printers.

  2. Click Printers.

  3. Click the Unlock button in the top-right corner and enter your password.

  4. Click the + button.

  5. In the pop-up window, select your new printer. Click Add.

If your printer does not appear in the Add a New Printer window, you may need to install print drivers.

After you install the printer, you may wish to change your default printer.