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Enable Print Job Notification Messages (Windows NT/2000/XP)

By default Windows notifies a user with a popup message that their print job has been completed on the printer. This setting controls that behavior.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named "NetPopup" and set it to equal "0" to disable notification or "1" to enable it.

Restart the printer spooler service or restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NetPopupREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Pr...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers]
Value Name: NetPopup
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Last modified: March 26, 2002