Tech Stuff

Printer Settings in Windows 10

Ran into an issue with my Wife’s laptop yesterday that when trying to print from MS Word (one reason I use Linux) that was only printing in gray scale. Oh the pain… Thought I was going to pull my hair out trying to get her computer fixed. I looked at every setting that I could think of to get this to change. Wasn’t happening… So here is what I did to make it work… Seemed odd at the time but it works.

Now I’m not sure if this will work on all HP Laserjet printers but at least for me it did.


From the home screen in Windows select the Start menu button -> Settings -> Select Printers -> right click on the printer and select Printer Properties -> Advanced -> scroll all the way to the bottom and make sure the Color preference is SET TO Color. Save and you are done…