I think a lot depends on the print driver
too. When I print to a HP Inkjet, I always get a pop-up to set various options. You can turn off Preview but the driver always presents the printing options. I haven't found a way to turn it off. When I print to an Epson impact printer that uses a Windows basic default driver, it starts printing right a way--No pop-up, so you better have the paper ready when you click print.