[HOME]5:32 PM October 17, 2016

How To Set A Canon Printer To Auto Shut Down / Turn On

I recently bought a new printer, a Canon MG2900. It has a built in scanner and built in wireless. When I first set up a new printer I like to go through the options available to see what I'm dealing with.

Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers. Find your printer and right click on it. Then click on Printing preferences and then Canon MG2900 series Printer.


In my case I first click on the Main tab and check the option for Draft printing in the Print Quality section. Then click on Apply and OK. This prints up pages quicker using less ink. It's suitable for my tastes.


If your concerned about the energy waste from a printer on all the time, you can click on the Maintenance tab then Auto Power option. When I did this as I was writing this I would get the following message. I just clicked on OK and realized it was just because I didn't have my printer on.


Canon Maintenance options

You can pick when you want it on or in our case Auto Power Off:. I have mine set for 15 minutes. The only downside in my case, forgetting to turn it on before sending something to the printer.


As I was writing this I was wondering what the Auto Power On: actually did. Note: if you get what seems like error messages as mentioned above, turn on your printer first before making theses changes. Auto Power On: only has two choices; Enable or Disable. So I enabled it and now realized I no longer have to remember to turn on my printer. You learn something new everyday.

This works on my Canon MG2900, your options may vary. Go through your own printer options and see what is available.

How To Connect Remotely With Teamviewer

I did something yesterday that I never did before in all my years of fixing computers. Connecting to a computer to fix it remotely. A guy whose computer I was trying to fix asked me to do it.

Even though I have never used it, I was going to use Windows built in Remote Desktop Connection but instead decided to use Teamviewer instead. I've had this installed for awhile now but never used it. I did use it once to test it out by accessing one of my other computers on my network.

I think teamviewer makes it easier and more staright forward for customers to connect. So I asked him to download and run it from: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/

Of course you need it installed on your computer as well. Open up and you'll see Your ID and Password. This is what you would give someone if you wanted them to control your system.

To get control of their system you need to look at the Control Remote Computer area and type in their Partner ID, their ID number that is showing on their version. Then click on Connect to partner button. Put in their password and its that simple.

You should now be looking at their screen and controlling it remotely.

When finished there is a bar across the top just find and click on the option to End Session.