Solved: How do I fix “Loading Preview” stuck in Google Chrome?

Problem: A Lot of users feedback in the Google Chrome Help regarding Google Chrome take a long time to load the print preview which happens to the latest 84 stable builds as well. Reset settings and reinstall Google Chrome does not help.

Solved: How do I fix "Loading Preview" stuck in Google Chrome?
Solved: How do I fix “Loading Preview” stuck in Google Chrome?

Previously this print preview loading problem able to resolve by disabling it in chrome://flags/#enable-cloud-printer-handler. However, enable-cloud-printer-handler is removed in Google Chrome Version 84.0.4147.125 (Official Build).

Follow below solution steps to resolve loading print preview take long time issue by disabling print preview function in Google Chrome.

Content Summary

Disable Google Chrome print preview on Window
Disable Google Chrome print preview on macOS
Reference

Disable Google Chrome print preview on Window

Step 1: Open regedit.

Step 2: Go to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome or Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome

Add DisablePrintPreview in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
Add DisablePrintPreview in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
Add DisablePrintPreview in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
Add DisablePrintPreview in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome

Step 3: Add DisablePrintPreview REG_DWORD with value 1.

Step 4: Restart Google Chrome.

Remark: You can use the group policy to push down this key to all user PC.

Disable Google Chrome print preview on macOS

Step 1: Open Terminal.

Step 2: Execute the command: defaults write com.google.Chrome DisablePrintPreview -bool true

Step 3: Restart Google Chrome.

Remark: In order to enable back the print preview, execute the command: defaults write com.google.Chrome DisablePrintPreview -bool false or defaults delete com.google.Chrome DisablePrintPreview

Reference

Google Chrome Help > When I go to print now it’s stuck on Loading Preview…
Google Chrome Help > My print preview screen will not load.
Qiita > Chrome OS バージョン83 → 84にて追加/削除されたchrome://flags
Google Cloud > Chrome Enterprise > DisablePrintPreview
Google Chrome Group Policy Home > Disable Print Preview
huf.org > Chrome on Mac: solving the “this browser is managed by your organization” message.

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