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Network Printer "Properties" Never Appears

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Elysian, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. Elysian

    Elysian Thread Starter

    Sep 4, 2005
    I am on a small network, where the printer is connected to a PC (WinXP). The laptop (Vista) is on the network. The printer is an HP Deskjet 5550 that is "shared" on the network.

    I installed the Vista drivers for the printer on the laptop.

    No issues with connecting to the printer and just plain printing.

    My problem is when I want to save ink and alter the printer's printing properties. ( I am usually printing an email or from Word 2007.) So when I go to Print and choose the network printer, then click on Properties... the panel never appears until after I click on "OK" [to print]. :confused:

    I tried to change the settings another way through the Control Panel -- Printer -- [right click network printer] -- Properties.

    Under the "General" tab, I click on the "Printing Preferences" button and the panel flickers, like another window was supposed to pop up but doesn't. When I close the network printer properties, I see another panel appear for less than a second then disappears.
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