The Google Chrome Print feature to print web pages and PDF documents comes really handy at times. It enables you to print interesting pieces of content, important PDF documents, and whatnot without any hassle. However, Chrome may fail to print the required piece of content or even crash right away during the printing process.
Thankfully, there are a number of ways to fix Google Chrome crashing while printing from the web.
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Fix Google Chrome Crashing while Printing
There can be a number of causes responsible for the crashing of Google Chrome while printing something from the internet. There can be an issue with that specific web page, your Windows PC, or the printer resulting in this problem.
So here are all the ways to fix the crashing Google Chrome while printing compiled in one place.
1. Try printing from another web page
Start your fixing journey with the web page itself. It is possible that the web page from where you are trying to print the content is functioning properly. In such a case, it is better to confirm this possibility by trying to print something from another website.
If you are able to print from the new web page, then there is nothing wrong from your end. The web page is faulty.
2. Reconnect the Printing Hardware
Reconnecting the Printer to your Windows 11 PC is another good practice to eliminate the possibility of a loose connection.
Remove all the printers from your PC and plug them back again. Improper hardware connectivity can also lead to printing issues on your Windows PC.
Once the Printers are connected, launch Google Chrome and try printing a web page and see if the issue is fixed.
3. Select the correct printer while printing
When you print something from the web page or PDF using Google Chrome, its offers you to choose a printer from the list of all the available ones. If you have multiple printers connected, then it is possible that you are not selecting the proper printer.
1. Open Google Chrome on your Windows PC and visit the web page or PDF file that you want to print.
2. Click on the three dots located in the top-right corner of the Chrome window and select the Print option.
Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl + P keyboard shortcut to print the material.
3. Now, on the print window that pops up, select a proper printer from the Destination drop-down menu and click on the Print button.
As an additional tip, if you don’t want to change the printer every time you print, you can set a default Printer in Windows Settings.
1. Open Windows Settings by pressing Win + I and navigate to Bluetooth & devices > Printers & scanners.
2. Here, from the list of all the available printer hardware, click on the one that you want to set as default.
3. Finally, click on the Set as default button.
4. Try Printer and Hardware Troubleshooters
Windows offers a variety of troubleshooters you can use in case of facing issues with your PC components. Likewise, there are Printer and Hardware troubleshooters that you can use to resolve the issue you are facing here.
1. Open Settings on your Windows PC, switch to the System tab from the left pane and click Troubleshoot tile.
2. On the next screen, click on the Other troubleshooter tile.
3. Here, locate the Printer option and click on the Run button associated with it to start the Printer troubleshooter.
Let the troubleshooter detect the issue. If there is any detected, resolve it by following the on-screen instructions.
5. Update/Reinstall Printer drivers
Issues with the installed Printer drivers can also cause such issues. If the hardware files are corrupted or outdated, the printing will get affected by it in Google Chrome or via any other medium.
With that said, please consider updating the driver and if the update is not available, reinstall the driver.
1. Open the Device Manager on your Windows PC. You can search for it in the windows search bar for this.
2. In the Device Manager window, click on the Print queues to expand the section.
3. Right-click on the concerned printer and select Update driver.
4. Select Search automatically for updated driver software option to let the PC check for updates automatically.
5. Install the driver if any are found and restart the PC. But if there is no update found, again right-click on the printer device in the Device Manager window and this time select the Uninstall device option.
6. Click on Uninstall again to confirm the selection.
Finally, restart the PC and Windows will install the required printer drivers automatically while rebooting.
6. Update Google Chrome
Like the Printer driver, an outdated Google Chrome version on the PC can also pose issues in the printing process. Even though, Google Chrome automatically updates to the latest version, you can force the update manually just to be sure.
1. Open Google Chrome and enter the following URL in the address bar and hit Enter.
2. This will bring you the About Chrome page, with your browser automatically checking for the update.
If there is any update available, install it by following the on-screen instructions.
7. Disable Chrome Extensions
Quite possible that there is some Google extension that is hindering the printing process via the browser. In that case, you should consider disabling all the extensions and then try printing the required material through Chrome.
1. Open Google Chrome and click on the three-dot icon in the top right corner.
2. From the list of options, go to More tools > Extensions.
3. Here toggle off the switch for all the extensions.
Tip: Prefer to disable the AdBlockers as they interrupt a lot of the website’s functionality.
8. Try another Browser
If Google is not providing a proper printing facility then you can try printing from another browser. There are a number of alternatives that you can use e.g. Opera. Opera is a Chromium-based browser and work perfectly fine with all Chrome extensions.
9. Reinstall Google Chrome
You can also try reinstalling the Google Chrome web browser from scratch to make sure there is no faulty or missing Chrome file or cache.
1. Search and open Task Manager.
2. Select Google Chrome and click on End Task.
3. Now, open Windows Settings and go to Apps > Apps & features.
4. Scroll down and look for Google Chrome, click on the three dots next to it, and select Uninstall.
5. Once done, open the Run dialog box by pressing Win + R on the keyboard, type-in
%appdata% and hit Enter.
6. Look for any Google-named folder. If there is any, delete it.
7. Similarly, again open the Run dialog box, type in
%localappdata% , and hit enter.
8. Look for the Google folder. If it is there, delete it.
Finally, Restart the PC and head over to the Chrome download page, download the installer, and run it to install Google Chrome on your PC again.
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