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Something new... laptop to printer communications
« on: Tue Sep 25, 2018 - 15:49:45 »
 ::destroyingcomputer::  For the past 2 weeks I have has many issues in trying to get certain things I have found on the laptop printed

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I never had any trouble until recently.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I have been able to scan into the laptop and do email attachments

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I have been able to print my own docs with no trouble.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: NOW, a lot of stuff I used to have no trouble with shows as if it is going to print but instead has me save it as a doc instead.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: But not all of these will allow me to print what I save.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: Ideas?
« Last Edit: Tue Sep 25, 2018 - 18:51:21 by Ginger Rella »

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #1 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 00:15:11 »
I have no help or encouragement, only sympathy.  I have not used my printer/scanner for several years because I no longer have the combination of knowledge, will, and focus to set up and troubleshoot the connection.  ::frustrated::

Sometimes I miss the days of Windows 3 / DOS 6.  Of course, that is equivalent to saying I miss the days when I was in my 30s and much more tech-capable.   ::frown::

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #2 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 06:14:40 »
::destroyingcomputer::  For the past 2 weeks I have has many issues in trying to get certain things I have found on the laptop printed

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I never had any trouble until recently.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I have been able to scan into the laptop and do email attachments

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I have been able to print my own docs with no trouble.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: NOW, a lot of stuff I used to have no trouble with shows as if it is going to print but instead has me save it as a doc instead.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: But not all of these will allow me to print what I save.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: Ideas?

Appears you have a driver issue.
Is your printer wireless or with a cable to your laptop?

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #3 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 07:03:11 »
::destroyingcomputer::  For the past 2 weeks I have has many issues in trying to get certain things I have found on the laptop printed

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I never had any trouble until recently.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I have been able to scan into the laptop and do email attachments

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I have been able to print my own docs with no trouble.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: NOW, a lot of stuff I used to have no trouble with shows as if it is going to print but instead has me save it as a doc instead.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: But not all of these will allow me to print what I save.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: Ideas?
Calm down Miss REDhead...ask Alan.

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #4 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 07:11:15 »
Calm down Miss REDhead...ask Alan.

Calm down ~ Redhead  = a perfect oxymoron.  rofl

Praise the Lord for inspiring the invention of  these little Gifs.

Or y'all would be duct taping my mouth. ::whistle::

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #5 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 07:20:40 »
Appears you have a driver issue.
Is your printer wireless or with a cable to your laptop?

Printer is wireless.

The one laptop has been doing this for a year.

This one was perfect until a month or so ago.

I think I will uninstall and reinstall the printer and see if that helps.

The main trouble seems to be with certain internet articles... like the ones I will post in the political forum.
Almost as if they have a way to stop being printed... even though they all say spread the word...

Yesterday I copied and pasted one into a doc and saved it.

It was Donald Trumps full speech, in writing , to the UN. (28 pages)

And then tried to print from the doc....

I got the message that I had to save my already saved doc...

So......... you mentioned drivers........

Could be, from the standpoint that Avast would occasionally scan for driver issues , then tell me I had issues, but to fix I had to pay them. NO, I won't.

I recently stopped the paid Avast and am running the free version.....

Can't help but wonder if they monkeyed around behind my back.....

I know on the laptop they always have a popup that says my System Mechanic is riskware, and blocked... though not on either of the other 2 laptops.

Well, I shall play with some scans and uninstall and reinstall and see what happens.

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #6 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 10:20:48 »
We can’t say monkeyed around remember? It has been deemed racist.
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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #7 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 10:57:14 »
We can’t say monkeyed around remember? It has been deemed rascist.
 ::intherain::


And if I am a racist?  Just sayin.... LOL, then monkeyed around is acceptable for me?  rofl

Anyhoo. Printer problem solved.

I ordered a new one.

Yesra ago, when buying a new one, at Sams, the salesman sold me one of the cheaper models. He said, non of the "home" models lasts
for a long time and if you pay less then $100 for one and only get a year or two you are ahead of the game.

So I had bought one for about $85 and it lasted 3 years.

Then I replaced that with an HP that I paid $60.41 tax included for and it has lasted just shy of 2 years. That was from Amazon.

Amazon still has that one but it is now $99.99 plus tax. So I went searching and landed on Ebay.

I got the same model, new, for $46.99 plus $1 S/H and I sprung for a 3 year warranty thing for $4.99....

So... reasonable cause this model deos what I want.

Past 4 or 5 months I have been printng 300 to 400 pages a month.

This one had the HP instant ink feature, which I tried and love.

You pick your own level.  Example I pick 300 pages a month and they charge 9.99 and send me ink for "free... if I go over it is $1.00 more per each hundred pages.... If I will not be printing so much I can cut the pages back.

300 to 400 had me buying XL ink about every 4 to 5 weeks at a minimum of $60 for both black and color..... This saves a ton.

Now....... if the new printer does not work... well it has to cause I could print nothing after all my scans and cleanups today.

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #8 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 19:07:07 »
I bought a Canon laser printer for $99 off Amazon four years ago.  It still works great.

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #9 on: Wed Sep 26, 2018 - 20:00:23 »
I bought a Canon laser printer for $99 off Amazon four years ago.  It still works great.


I grabbed one also, an MF4450. A bit older but works great on Win 10 and Mint.

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #10 on: Tue Oct 02, 2018 - 15:23:17 »
The best printer I've ever had is the HP Pro 477DW. It's the best AirPrint office printer using HP's excellent Page Width printhead technology designed for a single sweeping pass, thus creating incredibly fast print quality consistently, time after time. I can't fault it.

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #11 on: Tue Oct 02, 2018 - 15:29:08 »
::destroyingcomputer::  For the past 2 weeks I have has many issues in trying to get certain things I have found on the laptop printed

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I never had any trouble until recently.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I have been able to scan into the laptop and do email attachments

 ::destroyingcomputer:: I have been able to print my own docs with no trouble.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: NOW, a lot of stuff I used to have no trouble with shows as if it is going to print but instead has me save it as a doc instead.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: But not all of these will allow me to print what I save.

 ::destroyingcomputer:: Ideas?
I'm sure someone will want to sell you a new one...  ::smile:: (Not necessarily the problem, though...)

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #12 on: Tue Oct 02, 2018 - 19:30:49 »
I'm sure someone will want to sell you a new one...  ::smile:: (Not necessarily the problem, though...)

Well, I got a new printer.

And it is working fine... but there still are a few things  that will not print... like that picture I posted in the Judge Kavanaugh lost his job thread.

No matter what I do or when I move it, it will not print... it only will save....

and there are a couple of online articles doing the same, so I am thinking they have somehow
managed to stop people from printing everything???

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Re: Something new... laptop to printer communications
« Reply #13 on: Wed Oct 03, 2018 - 04:22:42 »
Well, I got a new printer.

And it is working fine... but there still are a few things  that will not print... like that picture I posted in the Judge Kavanaugh lost his job thread.

No matter what I do or when I move it, it will not print... it only will save....

and there are a couple of online articles doing the same, so I am thinking they have somehow
managed to stop people from printing everything???

Can you put a link to the article you want to print?
I have no idea what it is you are trying to do. A step by step explanation would be nice.

It is indeed possible (very simple actually) to prevent a user from printing a web page.
And there are also multiple ways to go around it.

 

     
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