Are you unable to print a web page in Google Chrome? Many users have complained that Chrome is not letting them print anything from the browser. Even after setting up the correct printer configurations, the Print function in Chrome is not working.
How do I enable Print on Google Chrome?
To print a web page or an opened file from Google Chrome, open the target web page/file and then press the Ctrl + P hotkey. After that, in the opened Print dialog, choose the printer and set up other printing settings like pages, layout, color, orientation, etc. Next, you just need to hit the Print button to start printing from Google Chrome. You can also right-click on the page and choose the Print option to do that.
However, as reported by multiple users, they just can’t print from Chrome. The printing issue in Chrome could be a result of various factors. It might be caused due to faulty printer drivers, corrupted browser data, antivirus interferences, corrupted browser settings, etc. Follow this post and apply the discussed fix to resolve the problem.
Can’t Print from Google Chrome on PC
If you are unable to print a web page in Google Chrome, first of all, we suggest you check your printer connection and make sure it is working properly. You can then use the following methods to fix the problem on your Windows PC:
- Use the Print hotkey as a workaround.
- Run Printer Troubleshooter.
- Remove all unused printers.
- Clear your browsing data.
- Restart Printer Spooler Services.
- Update or reinstall printer drivers.
- Temporarily disable your antivirus.
- Reset your Chrome browser.
- Uninstall and reinstall Chrome.
- Use another web browser.
1] Use the Print hotkey as a workaround
The first thing you can do is use the default hotkey for printing in Google Chrome. This is a workaround that might fix the problem for you. So, hit the Ctrl + Shift + P key combination on your keyboard and see if you are able to print from Chrome or not. If there is some temporary or minor glitch causing the issue at hand, this would fix the problem. However, if the problem is caused due to an underlying reason, you can move on to the next fix to resolve the issue.
2] Run Printer Troubleshooter
Before trying some advanced troubleshooting practices, we recommend you run the Printer troubleshooter. It will address problems with your printers and fix them automatically. And, it might also fix the “can’t print from Chrome” issue for you. Here are steps to use the Printer troubleshooter on Windows 11/10:
- First, launch the Settings app by using the Windows + I shortcut key.
- Afterward, go to the System tab and click on the Troubleshoot option.
- Now, press the Other troubleshooter button.
- Next, locate the Printer troubleshooter and press the Run button.
- Let the Printer troubleshooter run and fix the printer issues on your PC.
- When finished, you can try printing from Google Chrome.
If it doesn’t fix the issue at hand for you, move on to the next potential solution.
3] Remove all unused printers
You might face printing issues in Chrome when multiple printers are added to your computer. So, in that case, you can try removing some printers that you don’t use anymore and then check if the problem is fixed or not.
To remove unused printers on Windows 11, you can use the following steps:
- First, open the Setting app using Win+I and then move to the Bluetooth & devices tab.
- Now, click on the Printers & scanners option. You will see all the added printers on the opened page.
- Next, select an unused printer and then press the Remove button to delete that specific printer.
- Repeat the above steps for all your unused printers.
- When you are done clearing your printers’ list, open Chrome and see if you can print using your printer or not.
If this doesn’t help, you can use the next solution.
4] Clear your browsing data
Outdated and bulked-up browsing data in Google Chrome can lead to several performance issues. You might also experience printing problems due to certain corrupted cache and cookies. Hence, if the scenario is applicable, you can delete your browsing data and then see if the problem is resolved or not. Here are the steps to do that:
- First, open your Google Chrome browser, tap on the three-dot menu option, and press the More tools > Clear browsing data option. You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + Del shortcut key to delete browsing data.
- After that, in the opened dialog, choose All time as the Time range.
- Now, you need to tick the checkboxes of the data you want to clear. So, tick the Cached images and files, Cookies and other site data, and other checkboxes as per your requirement.
- Next, press the Clear data button and your browsing data will be cleared in a few seconds.
- When the process is finished, relaunch the Chrome browser and check if the problem is gone.
5] Restart Printer Spooler Services
The Printer Spooler service manages printing jobs from multiple users and picks up the output from the printer. If this service is stuck in a limbo state or if there is some glitch with the service, you won’t be able to print from Chrome. Hence, if the scenario is applicable, what you can do is stop the Printer Spooler service and then restart it to check if the problem is resolved. Here are the exact steps to do that:
- Firstly, open the Run command box using Win+R and enter services.msc in it to open the Services app.
- Now, scroll down to locate the Printer Spooler service; simply select this service.
- Next, click on the Restart option to restart this service.
- When done, you can reopen Chrome and check if you can print now or not.
6] Update or reinstall printer drivers
You might be dealing with printing issues in Chrome due to outdated printer drivers. Hence, you can update the printer driver to its latest version and see if the problem is resolved. To do that, you can download the latest printer software and driver from the official website of your printer manufacturer, and then install them on your system. For example, if you have a Canon printer, go to its official website through Google Search and then download the latest version of the printer driver and software.
If that doesn’t resolve the problem, you can reinstall the printer drivers by removing your printer and additional software. To do that, open Settings, go to Bluetooth & devices > Printers & scanners, select your printer, and press the Remove button. After that, go to the Apps tab in Settings and uninstall the printer software and apps. Once done, reboot your computer, add your printer, and download and install printer drivers and software from the official website.
Hopefully, the problem should be resolved now.
7] Temporarily disable your antivirus
The issue at hand might be triggered because of interference from your antivirus. Hence, you can disable your antivirus and then try printing from Chrome. Check if the problem is resolved. If not, there are a few more fixes that you can use to fix the problem.
8] Reset your Chrome browser
The next fix you can use to resolve the problem is resetting your Chrome browser to its default state. It is quite possible that certain corrupted settings and data in your browser are preventing you from printing in Chrome. Hence, if the scenario is applicable, you can restore the default settings in your Chrome browser. Here’s how:
- First, open Chrome and click on the three-dot menu, and then select the Settings option.
- After that, navigate to the Reset and clean up tab from the left-side pane and press the Restore settings to their original defaults option.
- Next, follow onscreen instructions to complete the process.
- When done, reopen the Chrome browser and you should now be able to print from the browser.
11] Uninstall and reinstall Chrome
The last resort to resolve this issue is to reinstall Chrome on your PC. It might be the case that the installation files of Chrome are corrupted which is why you are not able to print from Chrome. Hence, removing the current version of Chrome from your PC completely and then installing a fresh copy of the browser should help you fix the problem.
To uninstall Chrome, open the Settings app using Win+I and go to the Apps tab. After that, click on the Installed apps option and select the three-dot menu button present next to Google Chrome. Now, choose the Uninstall option to remove Chrome. Once done, restart your computer and download the latest version of Chrome. Install it and then open it to check if you are now able to print web pages.
10] Use another web browser
If you are still unable to print from Chrome, we suggest you switch to a different web browser to print pages or files. There are a lot of good free web browsers for Windows that you can use. Some users recommended using the Opera browser for printing tasks. You can also use web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Edge, etc.