Chrome settings for silent printing

To use WMS’s batch packing feature to the full, you may wish to print goods out notes without going through the normal print preview stage to save time and unnecessary clicks. WMS works with many browsers and these are the Google Chrome settings for goods out auto printing.

Create a desktop shortcut  

If you want Chrome settings for goods out auto printing in WMS but not for your other browser needs, create a Chrome desktop shortcut. The right click and rename it to ‘Google Auto Print’ or similar.

Enable auto print  

In Chrome this is called ‘silent printing’ or ‘kiosk printing’. After creating the desktop shortcut, right click the shortcut and click ‘properties’.

In the ‘target’ field after chrome.exe” type this:
--kiosk-printing

Note, there is a space after ” then two hyphens. Click apply then when you use this shortcut to Chrome, goods out notes will be sent directly to the default printer.

Disable popups  

Printing in WMS uses popups which may be disabled in your Chrome settings.

In the top right hand corner of your Chrome browser click the 3 dots to expand the Chrome setting menu and select ‘settings’ :

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Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click ‘advanced’. Then under privacy and security, click content settings then popups. Change the setting to off:

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Then just below in the ‘allow’ section click ‘add’ type in [*.]warewolf.co.uk then add.
There are many support articles and videos out there. Try a Google search ‘Chrome silent printing’.

Troubleshooting auto printing  

Symptoms:

  • Nothing prints

  • Printing to the wrong printer


The first symptom is often caused where a new / different printer has been connected. Chrome’s settings are still sending goods out packing notes to the old printer. The second may be because someone moved your printer or workstation.

With Chrome in kiosk printing mode and auto print active, you have no opportunity to change the printer or printer driver.

  1. You will have to reverse the settings above. Switch popups back on then close Chrome. Right click the Chrome for WMS shortcut, select properties. Then delete everything to the right of the “.  If you can copy it to your clipboard, so much the better. Apply and close

  2. Open Chrome and set popups to on

  3. Open WMS, go the the goods out notes screen, print a goods out note. In print preview change the printer to the one you want and print. That will save the new printer settings

  4. Reverse steps 1 and 2

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