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Understanding Your Printer Software
Printer Settings Utility
Use the Drivers and Utilities CD that came with your printer to install a combination of software programs, depending on
your operating system.
The following software programs can only operate on Windows. They cannot operate on Macintosh, UNIX, or Linux.
The Status Window alerts you when an error or warning occurs, for example, when a paper jam occurs or toner is
You can specify when or whether the Status Window appears in the Printing Status Window Properties dialog box.
Open this dialog box from the start menu or by right-clicking the Status Monitor Console icon.
The available selections are as below.
Activate window only
when an error occurs*
Do not activate
* factory default setting
You can also check toner level, quantity of paper remaining, and status of other consumables for the local and network
Status Monitor Console
Use the Status Monitor Console to manage multiple Status Window.
Select a printer from the list view (or Printer Selection) by clicking its name to open a Status Window for a
The Status Monitor Console displays the Status Window for local and network connections.
Dell Supplies Management System™
You can launch the Dell Supplies Management System dialog box from the printing status window (for the local printer
only), the All Programs menu, or the desktop icon. You can also launch it from the Status Window when a toner error
You can order consumables by phone or from the web.
1. Click start® All Programs® Dell Printers® Additional Color Laser Software® Dell Supplies Management
The Dell Supplies Management System window appears.
2. Select your printer from the Select Printer Model list.
3. If you are ordering from the Web:
Activates the Status Window whenever printing. The window closes
automatically when all print jobs finish or are cancelled.
Activates the Status Window only when an error occurs during
printing. The window closes automatically when the error is cleared.
Does not automatically activate the Status Window.