Connecting to a Printer

Kubuntu features the impressive KDE Printing Manager, which sports a host of useful features. Click on the K Menu button in your Toolbar and choose Utilities->Printing Manager to start the Printing Manager Control Module. You can add, or connect to, a printer using this module.

Printing Manager

To add a printer, click Add->Add Printer/Class... to launch the Add Printer Wizard, which will walk you through the process of adding a local printer or connecting to a printer on your network.

Printer Wizard

Follow the directions presented in the Wizard to add a local printer or connect to a printer on your network.

[Note]

You may need to click the Administrator Mode button before making changes to your printer settings.

[Tip]

If you'd like to see an icon in your System Tray when there are pending print jobs, start KJobViewer, which you will find in K Menu->Utilities->Print Jobs (KJobViewer). Clicking on the tray icon when it appears during printing will bring up a dialogue that will allow you to easily move, pause, and cancel print jobs. Note that the tray icon is only present while you are in the process of printing a document(s).