How to stop your printer from printing?
There are times when you will need to stop a printer from printing, midway through the print job. There could be many reasons why you might need to do this. Below we have a few steps that will enable you to quickly halt the printing process.
STEP 1: Stop Job through Printer Settings
In Windows XP, go to Control Panel. Then click on ‘Printers and Faxes’. Once the window opens, click on your printer icon. Now, you will see your printer job. Cancel the job by right-clicking on it and selecting ‘Delete’ or ‘Cancel’.
STEP 2: Quick Launch Toolbar
In most operating systems if the printer process is on, your Quick Launch Toolbar will also be on. All you need to do is right click the icon and open the window. Once the dialog box is open, just right click on it and click ‘Delete’.
STEP 3: Turning Off the Printer
At times, there is no job running through the hard disk. But the printing process is still going on. Here, the culprit is the printer’s memory. So, the best case option would be to turn off the printer.
STEP 4: Removal of Paper
Another simple step would be to remove the paper from the paper tray. If there is no paper there would be no printout. After you remove the paper, cancel print job.