How to Get Rid of HP Printer Messages

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Hewlett-Packard printers are known for their ease of use. Unfortunately for their more technologically savvy users, this means that they provide a lot of pop-up messages, tips and notifications. If you know what you are doing and do not need these printer messages, they can become quite annoying because they can stay on your screen up to 10 seconds. Although the option is buried within the printer settings, it is possible to disable these nonessential messages.

Things You'll Need

  • HP printer
  • Click the "Start" menu and open the Control Panel.

  • Double click the "Printers and Faxes" icon (in Windows XP) or the "Printers" icon (in Windows Vista or later).

  • Press the “Alt” key on your keyboard to display the menu bar (Windows Vista users only).

  • Click the "File" menu and choose the “Server Properties” option.

  • Open the "Advanced" tab.

  • Uncheck the box labeled “Notify when remote documents are printed.”

  • Uncheck the box labeled “Show informational notifications for local printers.”

  • Uncheck the box labeled “Show informational notifications for network printers.”

  • Click "OK."

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep in mind that this will not turn off essential printer messages, notifying you of problems such as lack of ink or paper jams; it turns off messages notifying you of the completion of a print job or low ink warnings. Essential printer messages are built into the firmware of the printer itself and cannot be disabled.

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