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Make Chrome use windows default printer

Posted: 11 May 2020, 13:30
by DataLife
By design Chromes print preview selects the last printer that was used by chrome to print.

If you want Chrome print preview to select windows default printer every time then add the registry key shown on this webpage.

I looked for a long time for a solution and this is the only one I found that works.

This article says you can create the key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER I had to create it under HKEY_CURRENT_USER for it to work.

https://getadmx.com/?Category=Chrome&Policy=Google.Policies.Chrome::PrintPreviewUseSystemDefaultPrinter

Re: Make Chrome use windows default printer

Posted: 11 May 2020, 18:46
by Xtra
Thanks for sharing. :)

I would like to add if you want to disable the print preview completely which saves a lot of time in automation.
use this argument:
--args --disable-print-preview
This can be used with any method of starting Chrome.