How to cancel a print job
Last night I wanted to print off a couple of pages.
I’m using Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) and a wireless HP Officejet J4680.
For some reason, the first page got stuck in the queue and refused to print. What was worse, I couldn’t cancel it. I tried all the usual rebooting but to no avail. The Preferences –> Printers showed the queue but the Stop button had no effect.
The solution, as always is simple.
Open http://localhost:631/jobs/ in your browser.
That’ll do the trick.
Thanks! Works well.
Hi,I have the same problem regarding canceling printing job. I used the link http://localhost:631/jobs/When I try to cancal a job, the system is asking a user name and password. I'm using the user name and password of my computer account but it's not working. Can you help.Thanks.
Thanks for that. Worth knowing.
Another quick workaround I made for myself (I'm using Linux Mint 17) was to make a keyboard shortcut: Go to Keyboard/Shortcuts/Add Custom Shortcut. Give it any name you think is appropriate ie Printer Settings. In the command line type: system-config-printer Click add and then assign a key combination. I used Ctrl P.
Now all I need to do to view my print queue is Ctrl P to get to the printer localhost, then Ctrl F to view the queue…… far quicker to use in a panic than to type commands into the Terminal!!