Microsoft is bringing pin-protected printing to its Windows 10 operating system – a feature that premiered in Windows 11.
The tech giant has a “broad feature set” it plans to carry over from Windows 11 in order to make the bridge from Windows 10 more natural, which are set to be shared between the operating systems in the near future.
In an effort to avoid double printing, especially in busy offices and workplaces, Windows 11 (and now Windows 10) users can set a pin on their computer. Files will only print when this pin is inserted into the printer.
Pin-protected printing in Windows 10
The move is not only associated with increased security and privacy, but in an environmentally conscious age, it should also reduce paper waste.
Enterprise customers also have a print-related feature bridged to Windows 10: the print support app is designed to support new features and for workplaces to print workflows in the print experience without having to install additional drivers.
Windows 11 users have also appreciated the focus assist for the operating system’s do not disturb feature, allowing users to continue receiving important, time-sensitive notifications regardless of do not disturb status.
Windows 11’s Print and Do Not Disturb features are headed to Windows 10 with build number 19044.1806, which is currently available for testing in the Build Preview Channel.
There is currently no word on when this version, which has been in testing since June of this year, will become widely available, but you can see the full list of additions and fixes at Windows blog site (opens in new tab).
Via Windows Latest (opens in new tab)