The few times I have used my (Brother) printer I have had to get Zorin to 'see' it, connect up with the (downloaded) drivers and THEN it eventually can be seen in Settings. The next time I want to use the same printer, there is NO printer in Settings an I have to go thru the same rigamarole all over again.
Does Zorin create and keep printers (ready for use)? Would those be always visible in Settings? Should there be a 'shortcut' on the Desktop? I would like to understand this so using my printer is a smooth and simple click task. Thanks.
If the Brother printer you have is not listed in Printers section, the easiest method is to install the .deb package if there is one. Can you please remind us of the model you have? I will do some delving.
Thanks for the very helpful assistance with this install. The reason the model #s were different seems to be due to my being in US and you in UK. But I did find the US downloads so good there so far. Will follow your instructions now to install on my Zorin (Core) system and then report back success or hang ups.
(edited with update) Installed all with Gdebi Installer and Printer is in Settings. Clicked on cog and made this my default printer.
From experience with work and home, if a networked printer, switch the printer off but if it is plugged in, don't turn off the wall socket switch - this makes the printer lose all it's network settings!
Good to know what will happen if printer is totally turned off. It seems that printers have phantom loads (like tvs, microwaves and most any other electronic items.) As electricity rates continue to increase, that is not going to be appreciated. (Its like having a small hole in the bottom of a water tank . I would hope that the Zorin coders would update to have a 'saved' folder for Printers and other peripheral equipment.