Can’t print from Chrome? Here’s how to fix that for good

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Google Chrome offers a wide array of features, but sometimes certain issues can occur.
  • As for Chrome errors many users reported that they can’t print from Chrome.
  • Fixing this issue is simple, and you just need to clear your cache and remove printers that you don’t use.
  • This article is a part of our Chrome hub, so be sure to check it for more useful guides.
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Google Chrome is a great browser, but some users reported that they can’t print web pages while browsing. This is actually a very common problem among the users of this popular browser on Windows 10.

Given the frequency of the topic, in today’s article, we’ll show you how to fix it once and for all.

How can I fix problems with printing from Chrome?

  1. Consider printing from another browser
  2. Uninstall and reinstall Google Chrome
  3. Delete the printers you don’t use
  4. Press the CTRL + SHIFT + P shortcut

1. Consider printing from another browseropera print add on

If you notice that printing from the browser occurs only too frequently in Chrome, perhaps it’s time that you tried an alternative browser.

At this stage, we recommend using Opera, to which you can add a Print add-on, for ease of use.

Opera already comes with a multitude of features that allow for smooth navigation between various tabs, workspaces, and built-in social media chat apps. For some actions, though, add ons are necessary and you have tens of them in the browser’s own library.

The Print Opera add on is a lightweight tool that adds a specific button to your browser, so you can easily print a page with one click.

Similarly to the highly customizable layout of the browser itself, you can choose the style and design of the icon so that you recognize it on the spot.

Furthermore, this add-on can be installed on all systems (PC, Mac, Linux, Chromebooks) and is compatible with all other popular browsers out there, Chrome or Mozilla included.

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2. Uninstall and reinstall Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and go to the Settings menu > More tools > Clear browsing data.
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  2. Set the time to All time.
  3. Check Browsing history, Cached images and files and Cookies and other site data.
  4. Press Clear data.clear data chrome printing issues
  5. Close Google Chrome when the process is complete.
  6. Enter Windows key + R in order to open the option Run Command -> type appwiz.cpl -> Press Enter to open Programs and Features.
  7. Right-click on Google Chrome -> Click on Uninstall.
  8. If a message appears asking if you want to delete the local browsing history of Google Chrome, press Accept and after Next.

Additionally, we suggest using Revo Uninstaller to make sure that Chrome is removed completely, without leaving traces in your system, which might cause trouble later on.

Along with the classic uninstall, Revo will also scan for leftover files related to the deleted program. It also features a Forced Uninstall option to remove remnants of already uninstalled programs, if necessary.

After uninstalling Google Chrome, use our Chrome installation guide to get a clean, updated version of the browser.

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3. Delete the printers you don’t use

  1. Open Chrome -> click the Menu button -> select Settings.
  2. Here, in the Setting section, scroll down and press Advanced. Scroll down the list -> click on Google Cloud Print.
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  3. Navigate to Manage Cloud Print Devices. Next press the Manage button next to the other printers that you don’t currently use. Press Delete to delete the printer.
  4. Restart your computer (or just Google Chrome) and see if the problem has been fixed.

If this solution didn’t work for you, move to the next one.


4. Press the CTRL + SHIFT + P shortcut

Using this combination CTRL + SHIFT + P, you might be able to temporarily solve the problem.

This is only a quick workaround, but if you want to solve the problem for good, you’ll have to fix the issues that caused the errors, as shown in the first solutions.

In most cases, if you can’t print from Chrome, you just need to clear your cache and reinstall Chrome and the problem should be resolved.

If any of these solutions was helpful, get in touch with us using the comments sections and tell us more.


FAQ: Learn more about Google Chrome

  • Where is the print button on Google Chrome?

Chrome doesn’t have a dedicated print button. You can add this function from the multitude of extensions available in the Chrome library.

  • How do I print a Web page in Chrome?

Depending on the layout of the web page, you can simply use the print option or simplify it beforehand, to eliminate ads and unnecessary details that will surely take up a lot of ink.

  • How do I print to PDF in Chrome?

To print to PDF in Chrome, you should first save the documents as PDF and then choose your printer and complete the action.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.