Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is one of the best browsers for Windows 11. By default, this browser allows users to print out web content, including webpages, documents, PDF files, etc. That means you can take a printout of any opened page in the Edge browser. Printing features remain enabled on Edge by default. But what if you want to stop printing from your PC? Luckily Microsoft has provided the options to stop printing from the Edge browser. You can stop printing from the Edge browser by either Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor. Since Windows 11 Home Edition does support gpedit.msc, you can use the registry method. The registry method is applicable for all users.
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 enable or disable printing in Microsoft Edge browser using Group Policy, you need to perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.
To do that, press
Step 3. In the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following path from the left sidebar:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge
Step 4. On the right side pane, double click on the
Step 5. To turn the feature ON, select the
Step 6. 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 use Windows 11 Home edition, you need to perform the following steps:-
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
Step 4. Name the newly created key as
Step 5. Now, select the
Step 6. Name the new DWORD (32-bit) Value as
Leave the default Value data to 0. Here, 0 means that printing is disabled. Set Value data of PrintingEnabled by double-clicking on it to 1, or delete this DWORD to allow printing.
That’s it. When you try to print a web page using Edge browser by pressing the