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Connect your classic printers with Google Cloud Print like in chrome

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be able to do this or similar in firefox

If your printer is Cloud Ready, follow your manufacturer's provided instructions or see setting up your Cloud Ready printer.

To connect your classic printer, enable the Google Cloud Print connector on any (non-Chrome OS) computer that is already connected to your printer and able to print. You'll need Google Chrome to be installed on the computer. If you're using Windows XP, make sure you also have the Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.

Once Google Chrome is installed, follow the steps below to enable the Google Cloud Print connector in Google Chrome.

   Log in to your user account on the Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.
   Open Google Chrome.
   Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
   Select Settings.
   Click the Show advanced settings link.
   Scroll down to the “Google Cloud Print” section. Click Manage.
   The next screen will show a list of devices already registered with Google Cloud Print, and new devices available on the network.
   In the "Classic printers" section, click Add printers.
   You'll see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled. Click Manage your printers to learn more.

The printer is now associated with your Google Account and connected to Google Cloud Print. You can print to this printer using Google Cloud Print whenever you’re signed in with the same Google Account.

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On your Windows PC?

Does Google Cloud Print create a Windows printer device? If so, it should appear in the drop-down of available printers in the Print dialog. If not, you may need an add-on for this.

On your Android device?

The older add-on I saw (for Firefox/Android) may not work any more: recent reviews are very negative: https://addons.mozilla.org/mobile/addon/cloud-printer/

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On your Windows PC?

Does Google Cloud Print create a Windows printer device? If so, it should appear in the drop-down of available printers in the Print dialog. If not, you may need an add-on for this.

On your Android device?

The older add-on I saw (for Firefox/Android) may not work any more: recent reviews are very negative: https://addons.mozilla.org/mobile/addon/cloud-printer/