Chromium-based One of the best browsers for Windows 11 is Microsoft Edge. This browser allows users to print web content, such as webpages, documents, and PDF files, by default. That means you can print any page you’ve opened in the Edge browser. Edge’s printing features are turned on by default. But what if you don’t want to print from your computer? Fortunately, Microsoft has made it possible to disable printing from the Edge browser. Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor can be used to disable printing from the Edge browser. You can use the registry method because gpedit.msc is supported by Windows 11 Home Edition. All users can benefit from the registry method.
Enabling or Disabling Printing in Microsoft Edge on Windows 11
How to Turn On or Turn Off Printing in Microsoft Edge Browser using Local Group Policy Editor?
To use Group Policy to enable or disable printing in the Microsoft Edge browser, follow these steps: –
- Open the Local Group Policy Editor in the first step. To do so, press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. In the Run box, type gpedit.msc and press Enter on the keyboard.
- From the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following path:
Microsoft Edge > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Computer Configuration
- Double-click the Allow printing policy in the right-hand pane to open its settings.
- Select the Enabled or Not Configured radio button to enable the feature. To turn off the printing feature, select the Disabled radio button. Once you’ve found the right option, click Apply and then OK to save your changes.
- Now, restart your computer to apply the new changes.
After completing the above, you cannot take the printout on your Windows 11 PC from the Edge browser.
How to Enable or Disable Printing in Microsoft Edge browser through Registry Editor?
If you prefer to use Registry Editor to enable the policy or if you are using Windows 11 Home edition, follow the steps below:-
- Go to Registry Editor and open it.
- From the left side pane of the registry editor, navigate to the following key:
- Now, on the left sidebar, right-click on the Microsoft folder and choose New, then Key.
- Edge is the name of the newly created key.
- By clicking on the Edge key, you can now select it. Right-click on a blank space on the right-hand pane and choose New and then DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- PrintingEnabled is the name of the new DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Set the Value data to 0 by default. The value 0 indicates that printing is disabled. To enable printing, double-click on PrintingEnabled and set the Value data to 1 or delete this DWORD.
That is all there is to it. When you try to print a web page using the Ctrl + P keyboard shortcut in the Edge browser, no print dialog appears. You’ll also notice that the Print option is disabled in the Edge browser menu.