Disabling Google Chrome Sticky Print Settings

Disabling Google Chrome Sticky Print Settings in the Computer Registry

Google Chrome is a widely used web browser that comes with a range of useful features. However, some users may encounter issues with sticky print settings in Google Chrome, where the browser retains print settings from previous print jobs. This can be frustrating, especially when users need to change the print settings for different documents. Fortunately, it is possible to disable the sticky print settings in Google Chrome through the computer registry.

To disable the sticky print settings in Google Chrome, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type "regedit" and press Enter to open the Windows Registry Editor.

3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome

4. If you do not see a "Chrome" folder within the Google folder, you can create it by right-clicking on the Google folder, selecting New > Key, and naming the new key "Chrome."

5. Once you have selected or created the "Chrome" key, right-click on the right-hand pane and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

6. Name the new DWORD value "LegacyPrintersDefault" and set its value data to "0" to disable the sticky print settings.

7. Close the Registry Editor and restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.

Disabling the sticky print settings in the computer registry should ensure that Google Chrome no longer retains previous print settings, allowing you to configure print settings afresh for each print job.

It's important to note that editing the Windows Registry can have unintended consequences if not done carefully. Therefore, it is recommended to create a backup of the registry before making any changes. Additionally, if you are not comfortable making changes to the registry, consider seeking assistance from someone with experience in working with the Windows Registry.

By following these steps, you can effectively disable the sticky print settings in Google Chrome and regain control over your print configurations.

While this will work for disabling sticky print settings, this is not always the best policy for total control of color printing. It is best to create two drivers on your print server and then you can use Workstation Configurator to automatically configure each property on your workstation for zero changes of accidental color printing.

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