Printing Issues With Internet Explorer® 8
Sometimes, Internet Explorer 8 poses problems to its users when they try to print web pages or a certain part of any web page. Here’s a list of some common issues with printing and their solutions to fix the problems. It is seen quite often that users of any kind of printers open the browser i.e. Internet Explorer 8, an error message appears that reads that a printer plug-in is likely to cause the browser to crash.
It happens because the plug-in of Smart Web Printing of the printer that gets installed on its own when printer drivers for the printer is installed is not supporting Internet Explorer 8. This plug-in is helpful as it assists you to print only the selected portion that you wish to print from a site.
- Issues with Smart Web printing plug-in
- Tips to disable plug-in
- Other common problems and their solutions
Issues with Smart Web printing plug-in
The issues with Smart Web Printing is a serious problem, be it the printing of entire page or a part of it. However, you need not worry because there is a solution to it. All you need to do is either disable the plug-in of Smart Printing or upgrade the print drivers if you wish the plug-in to be enabled. For updates, you need to visit the website of the manufacturer of your printer or you may also contact the technical support team of iYogi for their help and advice regarding this matter.
Tips to disable plug-in
In order to disable the above mentioned plug-in, first of all you need to close all the open windows of the Internet Explorer 8. Then, open a new window of the browser. As soon as the new window is opened, an error message appears, indicating that printer's Smart Web Printing add-on can cause Internet Explorer to crash or to stop responding. There is also another option that reads "Always open Internet Explorer without this add-on". This is where you need to click to disable the Smart printing.
There are times when you need to take a printout of a webpage and you get no response at all while you try to print it. Nothing can be seen in the print queue and the dialog box for print just closes on its own. Again, sometimes, whenever you need to preview the page by using print preview, nothing appears other than the page number. These are a few common printing problems of the internet explorer 8 in Windows Vista. In that case, you need to close all windows of the browser and open a new one. If you can print now, the folder C:Users in Windows Vista gets automatically created, which tends to get erased while the PC clean up software is run and if the problem persists you need to create the folder manually.
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