How to View Print Queue on Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to view the print queue when using Windows 11. When you print in Windows, what you print first goes to the the print queue. Jobs or items in the queue are released to be printed once the printer is available.

In most cases, this goes pretty fast and you wouldn’t know if you’re only printing a few pages. However, if you’re printing large documents in bulk, you may have to wait a while for the print jobs to go to the printer to be printed.

If you want to know how to view the print queue on Windows 11, then continue below. We’ll show you how to get to the printer installed on Windows to view its queue.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

To get started with viewing the print queue on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to jobs in the print queue on Windows 11

If you’re waiting on a document sent to the printer and nothing is printing, you may find reasons the in the print queue. Windows printers have queues that hold jobs ready to be printed. Once the printer is available, the jobs are released to be printer.

To view a list of items waiting to print in Windows 11, select the Start  menu, then click on Settings.

windows 11 start settings

On the Settings pane, click click Bluetooth & devices ==> Printers & scanner as highlighted in the image below.

windows 11 bluetooth and device printer and scanner

On the Printers & scanner settings pane, click the printer you sent to print job to from the list.

windows 11 select printer on list

On the printer settings pane, select Open print queue to see what’s printing and the upcoming print order.

windows 11 open print queue

You will see items ready to print if any are there.

windows 11 open print queue job list

That’s it!


This post showed you how to view the print queue on Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

1 Comment

  1. When I open the box to cancel the printing, no name appears in regard to what is printing just a line at the bottom which I believe is the amount of printing completed.

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