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Old 02-01-14, 09:10 PM   #1
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I can't find my printer :(

With my favorite browser (Comodo Dragon), that is. Of the four browsers that I have installed on this HP w/Win8 laptop, it is the one I have found I like using the most. Only thing is, it simply won't detect my networked printer. Which is a bit strange given that this browser is a "Chrome clone" and yet Chrome had no problems finding the printer...

If I can get this figured out, my life will be just a tad less complicated
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i changed my wireless ssid and wifi password and it is way way to hard to enter new password in my printer
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Is your printer wireless or is it networked through a different computer that is "sharing" it? What brand printer?

Very odd that Chrome won't print if you can print with any other program. Printers are set up outside of your browser. It's a fairly universal thing - if one program can print all should be able to. Maybe Chrome has security settings that are blocking it???
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It's not here.
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Is your printer wireless or is it networked through a different computer that is "sharing" it? What brand printer?

Very odd that Chrome won't print if you can print with any other program. Printers are set up outside of your browser. It's a fairly universal thing - if one program can print all should be able to. Maybe Chrome has security settings that are blocking it???
-Network: A cable modem hooked up to a broadband router that is secure. We have a Dell w/Vista, HP w/W8, two Android OS tablets, a Nook e-reader, and a Nintendo DS that utilize the wifi (not all at once, though). We have a smart tv that we just hooked up using the ethernet cable (wife got frustrated trying to set up the wireless connection).

-Printer: It is a Brother MFC-J435W. Prints, scans, copies, capable of faxing (though have never attempted this).

And Chrome does print- it is this Chrome based Dragon that isn't.
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Hmmm, not sure if it's worth the trouble but Brother is supported by Google cloud printing, for almost 100% universal printing:

http://www.brother-usa.com/printer/c...x#.Uu3ES_vG-_c
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Though my model of printer is supported, I just tried to print this page using Dragon. My two options were either the HP ePrint service (which I have not even registered with) and the MS XPS Document Writer. Clicking on the "Find a Printer" button takes me to the networked options, but my printer isn't showing up there. However, going through the Control Panel->Networked Devices, the printer shows up.
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Well, I got the bright idea to 'sign in' to the browser thinking that might shake something loose. Not only did it not work, but it synced with Chrome and now all of my extensions and bookmarks are muddied up. I'm gonna try uninstalling it and then reinstall and see how that goes. If this doesn't work, I may have to live with Firefox and its annoying extension bar placement.
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Well, that didn't work...
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Opera and Avant aren't seeing the printer either...
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Windows has always let you go into Control Panel - Devices and Printers, to find the printer, set as default and via Properties, run a test print, etc... As well run a test thru other app's - Adobe and whatever word processor you use. If you can do all the above, generally the print driver and network IP info is correct and functional and I'd be clearing then re-installing the application that can't find the printer. The apps then go looking for installed printers during setup.

Or just download and re-install the print driver anyway and maybe delete the printer and re-install int he network,

For sure, MS makes this whole process seem like voodoo and I have wasted hours getting printers to work.
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For sure, MS makes this whole process seem like voodoo and I have wasted hours getting printers to work.
I used to work at the local H-P facility testing printer drivers and installers. No way have you wasted as many hours as I've wasted.
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I used to work at the local H-P facility testing printer drivers and installers. No way have you wasted as many hours as I've wasted.
I cannot imagine. I'm glad you speak of this experience in the past tense.
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I cannot imagine. I'm glad you speak of this experience in the past tense.
I left in 2000. Locally, H-P is a tenth the size of what it was back then.

The majority of driver development is either outsourced, offshored, or done by contractors. Printers are a commodity now, and going the way of the dodo.
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