Available in PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF.

Using the Advanced Config Editor

Most of the settings in PaperCut NG/MF are easily accessible via the main Admin web interface (e.g. the Options tab). Some advanced settings are, however, only accessible via the Advanced Config EditorThe Config Editor stores information used by PaperCut to configure advanced options and functions. This information is stored in config keys, which are editable by an administrator.. The Advanced Config Editor stores keys or information used by PaperCut NG/MF to configure various options and functions. This is very similar to the Windows System Registry database.

Administrator can edit config keys using the following procedure:

  1. Click the Options tab. The General page is displayed.

  2. In the Actions menu, click Config editor (advanced).

    The Config Editor page is displayed.

  3. In Quick find, enter the config keyA config key stores information about a specific advanced setting in PaperCut. Config keys are editable by an administrator in the Config Editor. name; then click Go.

  4. Locate the required key and enter a new value.

  5. Click Update to apply the change.

Example of some keys that are often changed by administrators include:


Take care when using the Advanced Config Editor. If you use the Advanced Config Editor incorrectly, you can cause serious problems that can only be fixed by reinstalling the application.