Devices Cancel Printing in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to cancel print jobs in the queue for your account in Windows 11.

The Print Queue Action Center app included with Windows 11 allows you to manage and see the status of items waiting to print for all or specific printers.

If needed, you can cancel a specific or all print jobs in the queue on demand, and resume when ready.


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EXAMPLE: Hover pointer on Print Queue notification icon on taskbar system tray to see number of pending print jobs

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Option One

Cancel Printing from Taskbar


1 Right click on the Print Queue notification icon on the taskbar system tray, and click/tap on Open All Active Printers. (see screenshot below)

You can also open the Print Queue Action Center using the command below.

explorer shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.Windows.PrintQueueActionCenter_cw5n1h2txyewy!App


Print_queue_taskbar.png

2 Do step 3 (cancel) or step 4 (cancel all) below for what you want.

3 Cancel Specific Print Job in Queue

A) Right click on the print job you want to cancel, and click/tap on Cancel. (see screenshot below)​

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B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

It may take a moment to actually cancel the print job.


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4 Cancel All Print Jobs in Queue

A) Right click on 3 dots button, and click/tap on Cancel all. (see screenshot below)​

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B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

It may take a moment to actually cancel all print jobs.


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Option Two

Cancel Printing in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side. (see screenshot below step 3)

3 Click/tap on Printers & scanners on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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4 Click/tap on a printer showing a print job (document) in the queue. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on Open print queue. (see screenshot below)

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6 Do step 7 (cancel) or step 8 (cancel all) below for what you want.

7 Cancel Specific Print Job in Queue

A) Right click on the print job you want to cancel, and click/tap on Cancel. (see screenshot below)​

cancel_specific_print_job.png

B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

It may take a moment to actually cancel the print job.


confirm_cancel_print_job.png

8 Cancel All Print Jobs in Queue

A) Right click on 3 dots button, and click/tap on Cancel all. (see screenshot below)​

cancel_all_print_jobs.png

B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

It may take a moment to actually cancel all print jobs.


confirm_cancel_print_all_jobs.png




Option Three

Cancel Printing in Devices and Printers


1 Open Devices and Printers.

2 Under Printers, click/tap on the printer you want to open the print queue for. (see screenshot below)

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3 Do step 4 (cancel) or step 5 (cancel all) below for what you want.


 4. Cancel Specific Print Job in Queue

A) Right click on the print job you want to cancel, and click/tap on Cancel. (see screenshot below)​

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B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

It may take a moment to actually cancel the print job.


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 5. Cancel Specific Print Job in Queue

A) Click/tap on Printer on the menu bar, and click/tap on Cancel All Documents. (see screenshot below)​

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B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

It may take a moment to actually cancel all print jobs.


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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Another great tutorial! Printers are a pain. I hate them 🤬
 

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