How to Enable/Disable Google Chrome Print Preview Feature [Quick Tips]

One of the feature that Google Chrome has added to its recent release is the Print Preview feature, which as its name implies, allows you to preview the page before the actual printing. This feature is still in beta and is not available for selection in the Wrench menu yet. For those who are unhappy with the ways that Google Chrome handles your printing, here’s how to enable/disable the Google Chrome’s print preview feature.

On your Google Chrome address bar, type “about:flags” (without the quote) and press Enter.

Scroll down the list until you see the option “Print Preview”. Click the Enable link.

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Now restart your Google Chrome. Go to Print option and you will see the print preview.

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Similarly, to disable the Print Preview feature, go to “about:flags” and click the Disable link.

One thing to note is that the Print preview feature is still in experimental stage and is not ready for general use. I have tried it on several occasion and it doesn’t load the preview correctly.

In addition, if you are using Linux and often using the print feature to convert webpage to PDF file, then this Print Preview will not work as it doesn’t detect the postscript driver as a printer.