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How to print on Chromebook

We discuss how to print on Chromebook: all the different methods, tips, and tricks

Updated: Dec 20, 2022 10:10 pm

This guide will teach you how to print on Chromebook in a few easy steps.

The Print function on Chromebook is uncomplicated and direct. There are a couple of ways you can print on a Chromebook. While Chromebook is compatible with almost every printer in the market, it does not support Bluetooth printers. You can print on Chromebook either directly via the keyboard, or you can print it via the navigation box on Chrome. 

To be able to print on the Chromebook, your printer needs to be connected to the Chromebook. It can be connected physically via a USB cable (you might need an adapter, depending on the model), or it can be connected via the same network that your Chromebook is connected with.

How to Print on Chromebook 

  • Step 1:  Click the navigate button on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Step 2: Select the Print option or if you want to go with the direct route, then press “Ctrl + P” on the keyboard. 

Getting The Print Option  

If you are having trouble finding the print option or cannot see your printer from the navigation menu, follow the below steps. 

  • Step 1: Hit the settings option on the chrome menu.
  • Step 2: Select the “Advanced” option from it.
  • Step 3: Select the “Printing” option. Then select Printers from it.
  • Step 4: If your printer is connected to the Chromebook via a USB cable, it will appear in the printers section. If not, then connect the USB cable on both sides. Also, if your printer is connected via the same network as your Chromebook, then it will automatically appear in the printer section.
  • Step 5: You can select the “Add Printer” option and name your printer. It helps when you want to use the printer again in the future. 

Connecting the Printer Physically with Your Chromebook 

  • Step 1: Use a USB Cable to attach one end of the cable to your Chromebook and the other end to the printer. 
  • Step 2: A pop-up will appear, click on it and select the option “printer.”
  • Step 3: Click on your printer, and then click on the “Add” button to finish the procedure. 

Connecting the Printer to the Network 

For the printer(Wireless) to work, first, connect the printer to your network(Internet)

  • Step 1: Start your printer.
  • Step 2: Once your printer is turned on, connect it to a network. 
  • Step 3: If you have a problem connecting the printer to the network, read the manual that comes with the printer for further help.
  • Step 4: Use the same network that you have used to connect the printer to connect with your Chromebook. 

How to print on Chromebook FAQs

Can a Chromebook Print to a USB Printer?

Yes, you can print via the Chromebook to any old or new model printer that is available. Chromebook is compatible with every printer. A Bluetooth printer is the only one Chromebook is not compatible with because it doesn’t support it. Otherwise, Chromebook is compatible with every USB cable and network-connected printer.

What Is the Easiest Way to Print on a Chromebook?

The easiest way to print on a Chromebook is through the keyboard. It is probably the most effortless function ever. All you have to do is hit the “Ctrl +P” buttons on the keyboard, and voila!

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