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How to Use Modern or Metro Style Print Dialog in Windows 10

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When you Print from Windows Store apps in Windows 10, a modern Print dialog box will open by default.

The Print dialog box lets the user select options for a particular print job. For example, the user can specify the printer to use, the range of pages to print, and the number of copies. The printing options available depend entirely on the printer model and software application you're using. Consult the manual that came with your printer or program for more details.

If you don't like the newer default modern Print dialog in Windows 10, then you can switch to use the older metro style Print panel like in Windows 8 instead.

This tutorial will show you how to switch to use a modern or metro style Print dialog for Windows apps for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to switch between using a modern or metro style Print dialog.

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This will not affect the Print dialog box for desktop programs.


The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print

EnableModernPrintDialog DWORD

(delete) = Modern Print dialog
0 = Metro Print dialog


EXAMPLE: Modern (top) and Metro (bottom) style Print dialog
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (modern) or step 3 (metro) below for what you would like to do.


 2. Switch to Use Modern Style Print Dialog

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Use_Modern_Print_Dialog.reg

download


 3. Switch to Use Metro Style Print Dialog

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Use_Metro_Print_Dialog.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.




That's it,
Shawn