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.


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


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.

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


    1. This thread has the answer…worked for me:

  1. Umm, the about:flags page no longer has Print preview as an option to enable or disable – or the one that loaded for me doesn’t have it

    Is there a second page of these?
    How do I get to it?

  2. I agree Julie, there is no Print Preview as an option. So what do we do now? I am so upset I have to waste my time trying to disable a feature that is really annoying and on top of that time consuming to discard!!! What next?

    1. Alternatively, use the “–disable-print-preview”
      flag at the Chrome app shortcut.

      Taken from

  3. Simply go to chrome shortcut on the desktop ” right click choose properties at the end of the target field add with 2 spaces after quotation mark and then type:”  –disable-print-preview   then press ok:  

  4. For example: I am sure it will work I had fixed it. Thnanks to Dingus and daaaaaveeee 

    “C:Documents and SettingsUSERNAMELocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”  –disable-print-preview

  5. Sorry: at first coment i mistakenly write incomplete email add:


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