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    How do I get to Printers and Devices?

    Hi,

    I just installed Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Ultimate. I have multiple printers, so I need to get to Printers and Devices. How do I do that?

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    Windows key + Q, click on Settings and type Devices and Printers. As you type, you will see the option Devices and Printers showing up. Click it and you will have the panel identical to the one in Windows 7.

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    Control Panel, Devices and Printers.

    Install one of the Start Menu replacement apps and set CP as a menu item. then you can just open it from there.

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    Thank you ruirib and Medico for your help. I really like Windows 8.

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    OR just type P-r-i-n-t-e-r on Start from there the rest becomes obvious or overt. That's the simplest, quickest way to get to what you want.

    Or hit WinW and type P-r-i-n-t-e-r

    Yes, well, it's a very, easily likable OS

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    If you are on the desktop try Win+X, then select Control Panel (or use the "P" key), "View devices and printers".

    Also, on the desktop you can pin the Control Panel to the taskbar so you can click it any time you need it.

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    I just like the menu option offered by the Start Menu replacements. I have to look for the item I want too much when I use Win+X, CP
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    Me too Ted, when you stop and really think about it, its a well ordered and proper start menu that unifies Windows itself. I still remember 3.1(kind of) and all the window groups, piecemeal is definitely not for me...and does anyone else find it ironic that a touch interface really needs a lot of keyboard shortcuts?

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    I also with Ted here. I much prefer the start Menu with a Contol Panel flyout when the show control panel as a menu option is selected. But different strokes for different folks.

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    Just to be fair, same can be had from Power Users menu (already in the OS) & or from Desktop Toolbar (already in the OS). There are a few alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    Just to be fair, same can be had from Power Users menu (already in the OS) & or from Desktop Toolbar (already in the OS). There are a few alternatives.

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    But then you don't get the Control Panel flyout. Plus I always found it touchy triggering it with a mouse and found myself switching from keyboard to mouse with the Winkey + x shortcut. I find it much quicker just using the mouse on the venerable Start Button. I also find Win 8's hot spots very annoying so I disabled them. But as I said before, different strokes for different folks. If you prefer the other method, more power to you.

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    I agree, one thing that works best for one person may not work best for me, and something else that works best for that person will also work best for me. I agree, different strokes. There is no one way of doing things on Win 8, or for that matter Win 7 or Win XP. Just find what works FOR YOU! The OP asked for a way of getting to point B. At least 3 different methods were presented to get from Point A to Point B. Now the OP needs to try and decide which will work best for them.
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    Nothing in particular is being advocated. Merely various methods, alternatives being aired. Another that was mentioned was pinning CP to the Taskbar.
    And Desktop Toolbar, actually, has 2 CPs one of which 'flies out' & offers ALL CP items not, the category view. Also, some might like to have God Mode available on the Desktop.

    Nothing about preference, merely general info that people may know all possible w/out any air of 1 being better than another.

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    Well, I'll just have to say that I've grown to hate the old Start Menu. Whne I'm forced to use a Windows 7 or XP machine I find it to be clumsy and cause me way too many mouse clicks. IMO, there is no such thing as a proper start menu under older versions of Windows. When I'm working in desktop mode I have the vast majority (I'd guess about 95%) of the programs I use most often pinned to the taskbar. I do have a very few things on the desktop that were put there by installers but seldom use those. The others that I use but do not reference frequently are pinned to the start screen almost always in sight without having to scroll - so one key press (the Windows key) and one mouse click and the program is launched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.U.N. downtown View Post
    ...and does anyone else find it ironic that a touch interface really needs a lot of keyboard shortcuts?
    YES!


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    Well, I'll just have to say that I've grown to hate the old Start Menu.
    Don't say that too loud or MS will put it back in Windows 9.


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