My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

Post by red99 » Tue, 01 Feb 2005 22:24:55



Hi,
I have XP Home -Service Pack 2. I have accounts for each member of
my family and everybody is a limited user except me.

This is the problem. I log my son under his name and run
Preschool programs for him to play. Some of this programs like "Dora
the Explorer" have choices to printout games or coloring pages as easy
as one click.

He keeps hitting the icon and when i notice there is dozens of
printouts in the printer.

How can I disable his access to the printer. Either by
conventional or unconventional means. I really don't want to have to
unplug the USB cable for my printer everytime he sits down to play.

Thank you


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red996
 
 
 

My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

Post by Raymond J. » Wed, 02 Feb 2005 09:50:23


And you apparently want to use the computer as a babysitter, and don't
want to try and make the kid understand that if he keeps hitting that
print button he won't be able to use the computer.

 
 
 

My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

Post by Antonio Ca » Wed, 02 Feb 2005 18:52:40

>How can I disable his access to the printer. Either by

Start -> "Printers and Faxes" -> Select the icon of the
printer you want to disable and right click ->
Select "Properties" -> Select "Security" tab

Now, select your son's username in the top box. In the
box below, you will see the current permissions for his
account. On the line "Print", tick the box "Deny". Don't
change anything else. Press "Apply", and then "Ok".

Cheers,
Antonio
 
 
 

My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

Post by red99 » Wed, 02 Feb 2005 23:51:13


Antonio thanks for your reply.

I have tried this before as recommended on windows help. For some
reason when I hit preferences there is no security tab. I have tried
surfing the preferences but no luck. Also i have deleted all printers
and runned the hardware wizard, new driver same problem. the printer
is HP Deskjet 932c.


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red996
 
 
 

My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

Post by Antonio Ca » Thu, 03 Feb 2005 08:49:31

>Antonio thanks for your reply.

You are welcome. :-)


Ok, please follow these instructions to enable the security
tab:

1) Open "Windows Explorer" (shortcut WIN Key + E)
2) Go to "Tools" -> "Folder Options" -> Select the "View" tab
3) In the list of options, you will find "Use simple file
sharing (Recommended)". Uncheck this (by default it is
checked). Select "Apply" and "OK".

At this point you should be able to see the tab "Security"
in the "Properties" of your printer and follow the
procedure I suggested to you in my last post.

HTH,
Antonio
 
 
 

My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

Post by Antonio Ca » Thu, 03 Feb 2005 08:57:33

I just saw that you are using Windows XP Home. The
procedure I outlined it doesn't work if you are running XP
Home, in fact the option "Simple File Sharing" can't be
disabled on it from the "View tab". In this case you may
wish to read these alternative solutions:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

HTH,
Antonio
 
 
 

My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

Post by Earl F. Pa » Thu, 03 Feb 2005 09:18:05


You have to be using the NTFS file system and simple file-sharing
must be turned off with Windows XP Home Edition.

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Earl F. Parrish
 
 
 

My 3-year-old Keeps wasting printouts

Post by red99 » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 00:41:39


Thank for your help guys I rerally appreciate. I have tried all the
steps given. But for some reason that security tab won't appear.

As of the links they don't offer the files anymore. I'll keep trying.

Please let me know if any ideas arise.
:o


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red996