How to cancel a print job in Windows

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

In Windows, you can cancel any print job by following the steps below.

Cancel a print job from the notification area

  1. When a user initiated a print job in Windows, a printer icon is displayed in the Windows notification area. Right-click the printer icon.
Tip

If you do not see a printer icon, click the Up arrow in the notification area to show all icons.

  1. Click the Open All Active Printers option.
  2. Right-click on the print job you want to cancel and select Cancel.
  3. When prompted, click Yes to cancel the print job.

Cancel a print job in Windows

Cancel print jobs from Control Panel

You may also cancel print jobs through the Control Panel by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Open Devices and Printers, Printers, or Printers and Faxes depending on your version of Windows.
  3. Double-click on the name of the printer that is being used.
  4. If any print jobs are in the queue, click on either the 1 document(s) in queue or double-click on See what's printing. Once done, you should see a window similar to the above example. Follow the above steps to cancel the print job.

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