How to directly (!) call printer preferences for printer X?

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  1. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

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    Assume I installed previously some printer (drivers) for physical and PDF printers.

    They work.

    I can access the preferences of e.g. printer X by:

    START--->Control Panel--->Devices and Printers--->Right click on Printer X---->printing preferences from context menu

    But: Is there a way to access this printer preferences dialog DIRECTLY?

    I want to create.e.g. a shortcut to printer-something *.exe or *.cpl and get immediately the dialog window.

    How does that work?

    Peter
     
  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    Sure you can do that with a shortcut..

    The command would be

    RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /e /n PRINTER_NAME

    Just replace PRINTER_NAME with the name of the printer you would like to see preferences for. If the printer name contains spaces then make sure to use quotations.

    An example:
    RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /e /n "Ricoh Aficio CL7300DT"
     
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  3. pstein

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    It works :) Thank you
     

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