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Windows 7: Printing

21 May 2010   #1
SpiderMinky

Vista64
 
 
Printing

Ok, I have spent the better part of two days searching to try and find a solution to this but the gods of Google and Bing are failing me here....

I am troubleshooting a problem on a new client machine at work and I have found an admittedly small but annoying difference in operation between xp and 7, that I am hoping someone has seen and found a way to alter the behavior for.....

If you have a directory of say 45~50 different docs or pdfs, for example, In XP I can choose to select them all right click and choose print. This will then send them off to the default printer and I am done with the task.

In 7 when I try to select them all and print this option is not available if all the items are selected.
Now for the fun part, as long as I select 15 items or less I have the option to right click print, again 16 or more and this option disappears.

Why 15 items? Where is this configured, is it possible to change???

Now all in all this does not seem like such a bad workaround to only select 15 items but.... for the particular user involved who does a lot of printing of batchs of items it can lead to a lot of extra work and makes it easier to loose track of what is printed.(not really a desirable situation when printing billing invoices ....)

So has any one run into this and do they have a way around it???

Thanks Much in advanced to those that reply.

SpiderMinky


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23 May 2010   #2
an4rew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go to REGEDIT

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

and create a new DWORD, MultipleInvokePromptMinimum

set it to 16 to remove the limitation.
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24 May 2010   #3
SpiderMinky

Vista64
 
 
Thanks

Thank You that was the key I was trying to find.

From your reply I am now able to locate the appropriate KB and MS now as well.



Just in case others need it:

Context menus are shortened when more than 15 files are selected

SpiderMinky
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16 Dec 2010   #4
phillfri

Windows 7
 
 

Decimal value of 16 only allows 16 print items, not infinite items.
Try: "MultipleInvokePromptMinimum"=dword:000001f4
The hex value of 000001f4 will allow up to 500 print items.
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16 Dec 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Phill,

It's unlimited for me with it set as 16.

Context Menu Items Missing - Fix when more than 15 Files are Selected
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17 Dec 2010   #6
phillfri

Windows 7
 
 

It quit working for me somewhere along the way. Do a google search on MultipleInvokePromptMinimum and you'll find references to this issue.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Phill,

It's unlimited for me with it set as 16.

Context Menu Items Missing - Fix when more than 15 Files are Selected
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17 Dec 2010   #7
Cato

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Completely off topic, but seeing the OP's username begs me to question if the name came from a Peter Sellers "Pink Panther" movie?
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17 Dec 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phillfri View Post
It quit working for me somewhere along the way. Do a google search on MultipleInvokePromptMinimum and you'll find references to this issue.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Phill,

It's unlimited for me with it set as 16.

Context Menu Items Missing - Fix when more than 15 Files are Selected
I found a few references to it for 500, but about 97% were for the 16 value. I suppose we'll see how many people say the 16 doesn't give them unlimited or not. I'll add a note in the tutorial for those that may not.
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