Solutions For Printer Not Responding To Chrome Browser

Printer Won’t Print
Printer Won’t Print

Printer Won’t Print

Sometimes users complain about printer won’t print when trying directly from Chrome and it can be annoying. It usually appears in the form of Aw -Snap error when they are attempting to initiate a printing sequence. This can be quite surprising as they have been doing this for a very long time without any trouble. There can be multiple reasons for this and listed below are methods by which you can resolve this issue; read on to know more.

Solution 1

This is more of a temporary fix when the printer is not able to print from the Chrome web browser. Use the shortcut “Ctrl + Shift + P” and this won’t resolve the underlying issue causing the printer malfunction. If this doesn’t solve the issue then there are other methods as well.

Solution 2

The printer not responding issue can also be resolved by proper management of the printers listed in Google cloud print. This is because, if there are multiple active printers listed it can create issues printing from the Chrome browser. This can be resolved by following the steps shared below.

  • Open Google Chrome web browser, click on the three dots at the top right corner, and from the menu select Settings.
  • From the Settings section scroll down to Advanced and click on it. From the drop-down menu scroll down to Printing and select Google Cloud Print from it.
  • Now, select Manage Cloud Print devices, click on the Manage button associated with the printers that you are not using and delete.
  • Now there will be only one active printer, restart Chrome and check if the printer won’t print from the browser is resolved.

Solution 3

Printer Not Responding

Printer Not Responding

If the above steps did not work, then delete the local browsing history and uninstall Chrome. After this, you have to reinstall the latest version of the browser and many people report that they can print from Chrome. Shared below are steps on how you can do it.

  • Open Google Chrome web browser, click on the three dots at the top right corner, and from the menu select Settings.
  • Scroll down to Clear browsing data and click on it.
  • Select Time range as All-time, check the boxes to Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files. Then, click on Clear data to start the process of deleting and close the browser.
  • Open Run command dialog box by pressing Windows key +R, in it type in “appwiz.cpl” and hit Enter key.
  • In Programs and Features window, scroll down to Google Chrome, right-click on it and choose Uninstall.
  • When Chrome is uninstalled, reboot the computer and download the latest version of Google Chrome installer using the default browser.
  • Open the downloaded Google Chrome installer, follow the on-screen instructions, and install Chrome.

These are some methods to fix printer not responding to print commands from the Google Chrome browser.

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