To add or remove columns in the search results list

Find Printers uses Active Directory, which is available only if you are logged on to a Windows domain If you are connected to a workgroup rather than a domain, Find Printers is not available.


In Find Printers, search for a printer.


On the View menu, click Details.


On the View menu, click Choose Columns.


In Choose columns, do one of the following:

To add a column, click a column name in Columns available, and then click Add.

To remove a column, click a column name in Columns shown, and then click Remove.


To open Find Printers, click Start, click Search, click Printers, computers, or people, and then click A printer on the network

Be sure to add columns in the order you want them to appear in the search results list. To move a column to another location, you must remove the column, and then add it in the location you want it to display.

You may need to maximize the window, adjust the column sizes, or use the scroll bar to view all the columns and the search results.

To connect to a printer displayed in the results list, right-click the printer and then click Connect.

You can sort the printers listed in the search results by clicking the column headings. For example, if you want to print to a specific model of printer, click Model to alphabetize by manufacturer and model name.

You can also filter your search results. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Connect to a printer on a network

Save a search query

Filter your search results

Search for a printer

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