With the default configuration, Microsoft Edge allows users to print web content that includes webpages, documents, PDF files, etc. In other words, you can print any document through the Microsoft Edge browser; it does not prohibit users from taking a print of any document. By default, this feature is enabled for all users; however, if you don’t want to use the printing feature anymore, you can configure Microsoft Edge not to allow users to print web content. It is possible to stop printing in the Microsoft Edge browser using the Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor.
This tutorial will guide you on enabling or disable Printing in Microsoft Edge on your Windows 10 computer.
Enabling or Disabling Printing in Microsoft Edge
How to turn on or off Printing in Microsoft Edge browser using Local Group Policy Editor?
To enable or disable printing in Microsoft Edge browser using Group Policy, do the following steps:-
Step 1. Click on the
Step 2. From the available search results, click on the gpedit.msc Microsoft Common Console Document.
Step 3. In the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following path:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge
Step 4. Double click on the
Step 5. To turn the feature ON, select the
Now, restart your computer to apply the new changes.
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 using Windows 10 Home edition, you need to perform the following steps to disable or turn off printing in the Microsoft Edge browser:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. In the registry editor, navigate to the following key from the left side pane:-
Step 3. Now, right-click on the Microsoft folder on the left sidebar and select the
Step 4. Name the newly created key as
Step 5. Now, select the Edge key by double-clicking on it. Then on the right pane, right-click on free space and select
Step 6. Name the new DWORD (32-bit) Value as
Leave the default Value data to 0. Here, 0 indicates that printing is disabled. If you would like to allow printing, double-click on PrintingEnabled and set its value to 1, or delete this DWORD.
That’s it. The print dialog will not appear when you press the