To fix an offline printer in Windows 7, click the Start button, go to the Control Panel and choose Hardware and Sound. Click the printer to check the status. If the printer is not available, it shoudl show an "offline" status. If it is online and ready to use, it should show "ready."Know More
If the printer shows that it is offline, change the setting to online. Click the right mouse button and choose "use printer online." The display changes to reflect the new status when the printer is online and ready to use. If this procedure does not fix the problem, a driver may need to be updated. Drivers can be downloaded through the Microsoft website.
Reasons that printers go offline include problems connecting to a network and power loss. Printers that connect to individual computers typically are designed to print small jobs. They typically print from six to 25 pages per minute, with a high cost per page. Network, or shared, printers are intended for printing at higher volumes and speeds. They usually are shared by multiple users on the same network and print between 45 and 100 pages per minute at a lower cost. As of 2014, Hewlett-Packard is the top-selling brand of inkjet and laser printers, with 46 percent of sales of inkjet printers and more than 55 percent of sales of laser printers around the world.Learn more in Printers
To network a printer in Windows 7, install it locally via the Devices and Printers section, and add it to the network by selecting it from the list of available printers. Finally, enable printer sharing from the Advanced Sharing Settings section that can be accessed via the Control Panel.Full Answer >
To change the screen saver on a computer running on Windows 7, open Screen Saver Settings by clicking the Start button and then clicking on Control Panel. Type "screen saver" in the search box and click Change screen saver. Choose the screen saver you prefer and click OK.Full Answer >
The purpose of a printer is to accept typed text and graphic images from a computer and transfer it to paper. Printers are sometimes sold along with computers, but consumers typically purchase them separately. Printers vary greatly in cost, speed, size and function.Full Answer >
Ink levels can usually be checked from the screen on the printer itself if the printer has a screen prompt that shows visuals of ink levels. Ink levels can also be checked from the computer the printer is connected to.Full Answer >