window.print() doesnt work from f12 console or when another app has focus

Fixed, not yet flighted Issue #7272136


Apr 20, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Open f12 tools

  2. In console, execute window.print()

expected: this should open the print dialogue.


SCRIPT65535: Unexpected call to method or property access.

preview.js (359,1)

This works in IE and chrome, and I believe it used to work in Edge




  1. Open printtest.htm in Edge

  2. Click the button

  3. Within 5 seconds, change focus to another app


Expected: print dialog shows

Actual: print dialog doesn’t show


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Bogdan B.” to “Jonathan H.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Title from “window.print() doesnt work from f12 console” to “window.print() doesnt work from f12 console or when another app has focus”

      Changed Assigned To to “Alper S.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Alper S.” to “Lakshmi M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Lakshmi M.” to “Alexander W.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Fixed”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are pleased to report this feature is fixed in Edge 15063 and is available in our latest Creator’s Update build.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status from “Fixed” to “Fixed, not yet flighted”

      Changed Assigned To from “Alexander W.” to “Lakshmi M.”

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