Tools: Control Your Printer From Your Browser

If you have a networked printer like we do, an easy way to make changes to your printer settings is to use CUPS, Common Unix Printing System.

CUPS is actually built-in to Linux Mint. If you find it is not installed, you can of course go to your Software Manager and install in manually:

Installing CUPS

Installing CUPS

After CUPS is installed, open your favorite browser, we recommend Firefox, and enter the following in the address bar:

http://localhost:631/printers/

This will bring up the CUPS main menu:

CUPS Main Menu

CUPS Main Menu

We have a Canon document centre. Laser printer, plain paper fax, and scanner. With all of our medical stuff going on, the fax gets used a lot!

Using the web interface, anyone connected to our network printer, can change settings, cancel print jobs or any other feature supported by the software and your printer.

CUPS Printer control panel

CUPS Printer control panel

So try CUPS, and make your printer configuration and usage easier!