For universal apps of Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced a new print dialog. Unlike the Windows 8, which had a print panel slid on the right side, Windows 10 shows a print dialog on top of the app that cannot be moved. If you are missing out Windows 8 print panel in Windows 10, it is possible to get it back with a simple Registry tweak.

Windows 10 print dialog box:

windows-10-print-dialog-boxWindows 8 print dialog box:

windows-8-print-dialog-box

How to Enable Windows 8’s Metro-Style Print Panel in Windows 10?

1. Click Start button and type Regedit in the search box.

regedit-in-windows-10

2. From the search results, click on Regedit (run command) to open the Registry Editor.

3. Navigate to the following key:

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

4. Under Print, create a new 32-bit DWORD value and name it EnableModernPrintDialog.

Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows OS, you have to still create a create a 32-bit DWORD value. Leave its default value data as 0.

enablemodernprintdialog

Note: This tweak will only affect only Universal (Metro) apps and will not change the default Win32 print dialog of classic Desktop apps.

You can also download ready-to-use Registry files.

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