Various Printer Driver Options Are Not Available via Windows 8 'Modern UI' Apps
What you will see
You are unable to select any advanced printer driver features from a Windows 8 app.
Some of these advanced driver features, to include:
What to try
NOTE: Permanent setting changes require you to click Apply.
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Microsoft completely reinvented and redesigned the Windows Runtime (RT)** printing experience.
Why? To accommodate a reduction in resources available on ARM-equipped devices, and to maximize performance when trying to print from Windows 8 apps
* Modern user interface or tiled-application introduced with Windows 8 and Windows RT
** Windows version information; click here for more information on how to determine your Windows version.
Windows RT App 'Use printer setting' example
With Windows 8 apps, you will no longer see Use printer setting driver option. This was typically viewable when you selected Properties or Printer Setup from the application.
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