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Cancel Printing in Windows 11

The Print Queue Action Center app included with Windows 11 allows you to manage and see the status of items waiting to print for all or specific printers.

If needed, you can cancel a specific or all print jobs in the queue on demand, and resume when ready.

This tutorial will show you how to cancel print jobs in the queue for your account in Windows 11.

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Pause and Resume Printing in Windows 11

The Print Queue Action Center app included with Windows 11 allows you to manage and see the status of items waiting to print for all or specific printers.

If needed, you can pause a specific or all print jobs in the queue on demand, and resume when ready.

This tutorial will show you how to pause and resume print jobs in the queue for your account in Windows 11.

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Create Printer Shortcut in Windows 11

The print queue allows you to manage and see the status of items waiting to print.

Creating a printer shortcut can make it easier to manage your printer from where you like.

This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut for a printer in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Printer Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 11

Windows Sandbox¬†provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the app.

Windows Sandbox is not able to view and share printers from the host (Windows 10/11) by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable printer sharing with Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Rename Printer in Windows 11

When you install a printer in Windows, the manufacturer name and model number is often used as the printer name by default.

You can rename the printer to any name you like though.

This tutorial will show you how to change the name of a printer in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Let Windows Manage Default Printer in Windows 11

Windows makes your default printer the last printer you used by default. This helps ensure the best printer is preselected in inbox print dialogs.

If you turn off Let Windows manage my default printer, you can manually set your default printer.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off let Windows manage the default printer for your account in Windows 11.

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Export and Import Printers in Windows 11

In Windows, you can export (backup) printer queues, printer ports, and printer drivers from a PC to a “.printerExport” file. You can then use this file to import (restore) these printer queues, printer ports, and printer drivers to any PC.

This can be useful to migrate printers from one print server (host computer) to another.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore printers in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off File and Printer Sharing in Windows 11

File and printer sharing is the ability of a computer running Windows to share a folder or attached printer with other computers on the same network.

  • File sharing¬†allows you to make files and folders in a shared folder accessible to others on the same network to view, copy, or modify.
  • Printer sharing¬†allows you to make an attached printer available to other computer users on the same network.

Windows creates a separate network profile for each network you use. You can turn on or off file and printer sharing separately for each Domain, Private, and Public network profile type.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off file and printer sharing on your Windows 11 PC.

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How to Enable or Disable Printing in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge lets you print webpages, PDF files, or other content using a variety of devices and applications.

If you like, you can use the PrintingEnabled policy to enable or disable printing in Microsoft Edge for all users on the computer. If you disable this policy, users can’t print from Microsoft Edge. Printing is disabled in the wrench menu, extensions, JavaScript applications, and so on. Users can still print from plug-ins that bypass Microsoft Edge while printing. For example, certain Adobe Flash applications have the print option in their context menu, which isn’t covered by this policy.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable printing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge for all users on the computer.

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How to Enable or Disable Printer Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the application.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting was added that enables or disables printer sharing from the host into the Sandbox.

If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, host (Windows 10 PC) printers will be shared into Windows Sandbox.

If you disable this policy setting, Windows Sandbox will not be able to view printers from the host (Windows 10 PC).

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable printer sharing with Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add Printer to Send To Context Menu in Windows 10

You will see the Send to context menu when you right click on a file or folder in Windows.

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

If you like, you can add a printer shortcut to the Send to context menu to send items you want printed to any printer(s) you add to the Send to context menu.

This tutorial will show you how to add a printer to the Send to context menu in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Print Logging in Windows 10 Event Viewer

When a user prints anything in Windows 10, the print history in the print queue will be cleared by default after the print job as finished.

If wanted, you can enable print logging in Event Viewer to keep a log of all print jobs by users on the computer. This will make it easy to view all print jobs in one place.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable print logging in Event Viewer for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Print Clutter-Free Webpages in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17093, you can now print webpages from Microsoft Edge without ads and unnecessary clutter from the web.

This tutorial will show you how to print webpages from Microsoft Edge without ads and unnecessary clutter from the web in Windows 10.

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How to Create Devices and Printers Shortcut in Windows

Devices and Printers (aka: Device Stage), gives you a quick view and access of all of your connected and wireless devices on your computer in one place. By viewing the contents of this folder, you can check to see which devices you have connected, view details about the devices, and learn what tasks you can perform with them by right clicking on the device and selecting the task you would like to do.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Devices and Printers shortcut in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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