Problem:

Google Chrome suddenly starts crashing when you try to print a document.

Solution:

While this is more of a workaround than a solution, the easiest and most effective way to prevent Chrome from crashing when you try to print a document or web age is to disable print preview.  At some point, Google will eventually address the problem and you can switch things back, but for the time being below are the steps to disable print preview.

NOTE: Be sure to create a system restore point before performing any of these steps.

How to Disable Print Preview in Google Chrome

We need to add a new key to the registry in order for this to work.

  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor by typing “regedit” in the search bar and clicking on the program in the results list..
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies and create a new sub-folder called “Google” by right-clicking on Policies folder and choosing New -> Key.
  3. Right-Click on the new Google folder and create a new sub-folder called “Chrome”.
  4. Click on the newly created “Chrome” folder, then right-click in the right window pane and choose New -> DWORD (32-Bit) to create a key called “DisablePrintPreview” and hit enter.
  5. Double-click on the new DisablePrintPreview key and change it from 0 to 1.
  6. Open Google Chrome and now you will go directly to the print dialog when printing a document.

Alternatively, you can download and import this registry file which will do all of the above steps for you.

 

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Tutorial – How to Fix Google Chrome Crashing When Printing
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