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The Print Manager for LP application is a GUI that you can use to manage local and remote printer queues, printer groups, and print jobs from the desktop. Print Manager enables you to perform many aspects of printer administration. You can launch Print Manager for LP from the Main Menubar on the desktop panel. See Getting Started With Print Manager for LP for instructions.
When you start the Print Manager for LP GUI, the Print Manager window opens. In some instances, you can open this window by clicking the panel notification icon that appears in the desktop panel or by choosing Printers from the panel notification icon's context menu. From here, you can create and manage printer queues, groups, and jobs, as well as view or change printer preferences and perform searches. See About the Print Manager Window.
When you plug a new USB printer into your computer, or when a new network printer is discovered by the system, a notification is displayed on the desktop and a configuration dialog automatically opens. This dialog allows you to finish configuring the new printer. For more information about the auto-discovery feature, see Adding Newly Discovered Printers by Using Print Manager for LP.
The panel notification icon is a printer icon that is displayed in panel notification area of the desktop to notify you when:
One or more print jobs are processing
One or more printers have been discovered
To get more information, click the printer icon.
If one or more print jobs are processing normally, a Job List window opens for each printer queue that has a pending print job.
If one or more printer queues have been discovered, the Printer Queue Properties dialog or the Print Manager application opens, allowing you to check the configuration of the new printer queues.
Note - Notification messages that are not manually closed disappear after 5 seconds.
Preferences for notification messages can be viewed and changed in the Printer Preferences dialog. For more information, see the Print Manager for LP online help.