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Printer notifications not working


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#1 Cable2001

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:43 PM

I've upgraded a couple dozen computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and was informed today that on at least three of them the print notification balloons are no longer working. I have verified this is the case, especially since it is happening on my machine and I hadn't noticed. It might not be working on any of them and it definitely was in Windows 7.

 

I first went into the Print Mangement App and checked on the Print Server Properties Advanced tab. Both "Show informational notifications for network printers" and "Show informational notifications for local printers" are properly checked. I tried unchecking and re-checking with no success.

 

I then went into the Registry Editor and manually deleted and re-added the keys for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings\EnableBalloonNotificationsLocal and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings\EnableBalloonNotificationsRemote. No success.

 

I then went into the Group Polilcy Editor and went to the User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar to ebable the policy for "Disable showing balloon notifications as toasts" since I read that could cause problems. No luck.

 

I need to get these working because while it doesn't affect most of my users, I do have a few that use that balloon as a check to be sure all expected pages printed from an ERP system and they write that number on a check sheet.

 

Anyone have any other ideas to try?



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:57 AM

I'd suggest checking over in the External Hardware forums.

I don't have much experience with printers in W10


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 03:00 PM

Ok, posting over there.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 08:27 AM

Ok, posting over there.

 

I wanted to share something about notificationI accidentally found.

There are few registries you can rename and than manually try to turn the notifications on.
Run this in cmd as administrator :

 

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /V EnableAutoTray /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

 
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

start explorer.exe 

After this try to turn on all of the notifications manually, be sure the printer notification are on:
20311d1433071025-notification-area-icons

 

Hopefully this will do the job :)

Cheers,

Andy. 



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thanks but no change.






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