How do I disable printer notifications?

Posted on 2011-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Every time I print a document my printer alerts me with a message which says "Printer Status not available". This does not affect printing as everything still prints successfully. It's just very annoying.

I don't know how to switch the notifications off. I have searched in printer properties and server properties but no options or check boxes seem to disable it.

Would I have to modify the registry?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Question by:hmuser
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    Expert Comment

    What model printer.  Look for something like bidirectional settings in the printer properties, thats where it is on mine.
    LVL 12

    Expert Comment

    generally i would right or click on the notification and then it should give you some options about it
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    Author Comment

    it's a xerox colorqube
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    Accepted Solution

    From p.24 of the Xerox Global Print Driver

    1. Using the appropriate path for your operating system, locate the list of printers:
    Windows XP: Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes
    2. Right-click on the current printer and select Properties.
    3. Select the Configuration tab.
    4. Select the Bi-Directional Setup button.
    5. Select the Off option button.
    6. Select OK.
    7. Select Apply.

    Basically, disabling the bi-directional capability should turn off the notifications.

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