How to Stop a Print Request on a Mac Computer


Were you a bit too hasty with the print button? No problem! You can easily put the breaks on any unwanted print project in a few easy steps. If you are already familiar with how to abort a print project on a Windows-operated computer, you will find that the procedure is practically mirrored on a Mac. Quickly open the print queue and put a halt to wasting anymore ink or paper.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac computer
  • Printer
  • Click on your printer, which should appear on the Dock. You will see a list of print jobs sortable by Name, User, and when they were sent to be print. On the far left, the status of each print job is listed.

  • Select the project that you would like to abort by clicking on it.

  • Click on the Delete button in the left corner of the window. You will see the project disappear from the queue.

  • Hold down the Control key and click on multiple print jobs if you would like to delete more than one job at once.

Tips & Warnings

  • Alternatively, after highlighting the project you would like to delete, you can delete it by simultaneously pressing the Command and Delete keys on your keyboard. A partial page or even a few pages from the project may print if you weren’t able to stop the project soon enough.

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