“Happy 246th Birthday, U.S.A.!“
“No, I’m not gonna print. And you can’t make me. In fact, I’m locking your computer.”
with computers and remember a little trick ….”
[QW21] Printing a ‘frozen’ PDF
So, I did the only thing any self-respecting biz owner would do at such a time.
No, I didn’t thump the computer ( though years ago, that fixed a bunch o’ problems 😎 ).
I used that wwaayy back PC trick holding down these three keys simultaneously:
Try this the next time your computer refuses to print:
• CTRL+ALT+DEL (or Mac equivalent) out to the pop-up menu.
• Tap only the ‘Cancel’ item on the menu.
This should return you to your document, and your printer should be over its hissy fit.
You showed it who’s boss. 😎
I would wait for a moment to see if the original print command kicks in.
Either way, you should be good to go.
I hope you enjoyed this Quick Win ( [QW] ). I love telling computer software … ahem … where to go.
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