“How can I make my HP printer stop the popup after I print?” This article will address this pressing question of yours by providing three different methods to disable these popups step-by-step.
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Understanding the Popups: Why Do HP Printers Show Them?
The popups you see after printing a document serve as status indicators. These messages are designed to keep you informed about the printing process, such as whether the print job was successful, if there are any errors, or how much ink is remaining. While this feature can be useful, it can also be distracting. Let’s get into how to disable them.
Methods to Resolve the Issue
Try any of the methods below to resolve the issue.
Method 1: Through Printer Settings
One of the most straightforward methods of disabling post-print popups is through your printer’s settings. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide:
Navigate to Control Panel: Press the Windows key on your keyboard. In the search bar that appears at the bottom, type ‘Control Panel’ and press Enter. This will open the Control Panel window.
Locate Devices and Printers: In the Control Panel window, you’ll see several categories. Look for ‘Hardware and Sound’ and under it, click on ‘Devices and Printers’. This will open a window that lists all the devices connected to your computer.
Identify Your HP Printer: Among the devices listed, locate the icon that represents your HP printer. It will typically have the HP logo.
Access Printer Preferences: Right-click on your printer’s icon. A dropdown menu will appear. From this menu, select ‘Printer Preferences’. This opens a new window with multiple tabs.
Navigate to the Advanced Tab: In the Printer Preferences window, look for a tab labeled ‘Advanced’ and click on it. This tab contains advanced settings that control your printer’s behavior.
Uncheck Popup Box: In the Advanced settings, you will find various checkboxes. One of them will be labeled something like ‘Enable Popup’ or ‘Show Notifications’. Uncheck this box.
Save Changes: After unchecking the box, click the ‘Apply’ button at the bottom of the window, and then ‘OK’. This will save your settings and close the window.
Method 2: Through HP Software
If you installed the HP software that came with your printer, you can use it to disable the post-print popups. Let’s go through each step:
Open HP Printer Software: Locate the HP Printer software on your computer. You can find it by clicking on the Start menu and typing the name of your HP software into the search bar.
Navigate to Notifications: A new window will appear with multiple options. Look for a tab or a section labeled ‘Notifications’ or ‘Alerts’ and click on it.
Access Settings: Once the software is open, look for a gear-shaped icon labeled ‘Settings’ or ‘Preferences’ and click on it.
Select Notifications to Disable: In this section, you’ll see a list of different types of notifications. Uncheck the boxes next to the types of notifications you no longer want to see.
Apply Changes: After you’ve unchecked the desired boxes, look for a ‘Save’ or ‘Apply’ button, usually located at the bottom of the window. Click it to save your changes.
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Method 3: Through Windows Notification Settings
If you’re using Windows 10 or newer, you can directly control app notifications, including those from your HP printer. Here’s how:
Open Windows Settings: Press the Windows key + I simultaneously. This keyboard shortcut will open your computer’s settings.
Go to System Settings: In the Windows Settings window, you’ll see several categories. Click on the one labeled ‘System’.
Select Notifications & Actions: On the left sidebar, click on ‘Notifications & actions’. This opens a pane where you can manage all system and app notifications.
Locate HP Printer Software: Scroll down to find the ‘Get notifications from these senders’ section. Here, find and click on your HP Printer software.
Toggle Off Notifications: You’ll now see a toggle switch labeled ‘Show notifications’. Click it to toggle off. This will disable all notifications from your HP Printer software.