Printing from Desktop Anywhere

On Desktop Anywhere you can print to your local printer, MyPrint and some other staff print queues.

Printing to a Local Printer (Client Printing)

If you normally print to a printer attached to your laptop or other device, that will be the default printer in Desktop Anywhere. For example - if your laptop is set to print to your home printer, that's what Desktop Anywhere will do.

If you want to print to a different local printer, you'll need to change the printer your laptop or other device normally prints to.  For example, if you are using Windows 7, choose 'Devices and Printers' from the Start menu of you laptop (not the Desktop Anywhere start menu), and set an existing printer as the default, or click 'Add a printer' to add a new one.

You can change the printer while you're using Desktop Anywhere, but you might need to log off and back on again to see the changes.

On some devices, including iPads and Android tablets, you can't print to a local printer.

Printing using MyPrint

You can print to any MyPrint printer from Desktop Anywhere. When you log in to Desktop Anywhere a MyPrint print queue called Print1 is created for all users and second queue named Staff_COL is created for staff only, similar to that on staff desktops. 

The Print1 queue substitutes the queue named Print on clusters (please note that you will not get an acceptance prompt after sending print jobs to Print1 using Desktop Anywhere). Here is more information about using MyPrint.

Printing using MyPrint mobile

You can also print using MyPrint mobile, either by logging on to MyPrint mobile with your University username and password, or by emailing attachments to You can find out more about this service on the printing web pages.

Printing to a staff print queue

Sometimes it is possible to create mappings to staff printer queues, however you shouldn't need to do this as you can print through MyPrint or to a local printer. If you do need to do this please contact the IT Service Desk. (They'll only be able to set up print queues to Konica Minolta printers.)