Windows 10 has built-in Universal apps like Photos that have evolved greatly from the modern versions in Windows 8.x and here’s how to print from them.
A lot of computer users (and IT support) despise dealing with printers and hope to see a completely paperless home and office one day. But until that magical day arrives, the fact remains, there are times when we still need to print from apps.
If you’re a new Windows 10 user and want to print from one of the new built-in Universal apps, you might not be sure what to do. Here’s a look at how to print from apps like Photos and Microsoft Edge, and a workaround to print a story from the News app.
Print from Windows 10 Photos App
When you have a photo open, select the photo you want to print, and then select the Print button at the upper-right corner and select Print from the dropdown menu. Or, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P on your keyboard.
Then you can select the printer you want to use. And, just like normally printing in Windows, you can choose other options like saving it as a PDF or send to OneNote. You’ll also have options for how you want to manage the quality of the printout.
Printing from Other Windows 10 Universal Apps
Printing from other Windows 10 Universal Platform (UWP) is a similar experience. To print from Microsoft Edge, either hit the Ctrl + P keyboard shortcut or select the Settings and more button (three dots) and click on Print.
If you want to only print out text that you highlight on a screen, check out our article on how to print only selected text from web pages in Windows.
Workaround to Print from News app
If you don’t see any print options in other built-in Universal apps like News, you’ll need to use some type of workaround. In the News app if you find an article that you want to print out, click the Copy Link button of the app. Then you can print from your browser, and paste the link, and head to the page. Then use the Print option from the browser.
Print from the Calendar App
To print out your calendar, open the Calendar app and click the three dots in the upper-right corner. Then click on Print.
Other UWP apps will vary when it comes to printing out content. But usually, you can find the option from the More or Options button (three dots) or an actual print icon at the top.