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[Windows 8] How to print in a Windows Store (aka Modern UI) app

Although I don’t use a Windows 8 [1] touch-screen device, I really like to use some Modern UI apps — which are optimized for touch users — for my daily work. One of them is the Reader app, which helps me to view PDF documents with basic functions. Additionally, it is pre-installed with Windows 8 meaning I don’t have to go anywhere to download another PDF viewer.

When using keyboard and mouse to perform the printing action, it’s very simple; but I was confused about printing in Modern UI apps on a touch screen device because I didn’t know how to do this. Finally, I figured out how to print in Modern UI apps. In this article, I will share with you this knowledge.

HOW TO PRINT IN A MODERN APP ON TOUCH-SCREEN DEVICES

On a tablet, you may not have a keyboard to press a hotkey for printing; so what you have to do is focus on the Charm bar.

To show the print control panel in Modern UI apps, you should follow these steps:

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HOW TO PRINT IN A MODERN APP BY USING HOTKEY

To fire the print function on a non-touch Windows 8 device, it’s super easy because you just need to press Ctrl + P hotkey. By using this hotkey, the print settings panel will show up. Then, what you have to do is change the settings you want and click Print button.

CONCLUSION

I think that a lot of touch-enabled Windows 8 users don’t know how to print in a Modern app. Hope this article will resolve your problem.