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CUPS support for setting up and managing printers includes a web browser interface and a GUI print management tool (system-config-printer) that can be accessed from the GNOME Desktop and also from the command line. You can access the CUPS web browser interface at http://localhost:631/.
To access the CUPS GUI from the desktop, choose System -> Administration -> Print Manager. Note that if the LP print service is active, the Print Manager for LP GUI is started instead. For more information about accessing the CUPS Print Manager, see Getting Started With the CUPS Print Manager GUI.
Configuring and managing printers by using the CUPS GUI is largely the same as using the CUPS web browser interface. However, the GUI has the advantage of being a native application rather than a web page. You can configure both local and remote print queues by using this tool. A CUPS library provides support for using HTTP and IPP to communicate with the CUPS server.
For more information about using CUPS to manage your printing environment, see Chapter 3, Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks).