Can I open printer queue from keyboard? Or maybe programmatically (PS/CMD) so that I can access it from console quickly?

I saw this question but placing queue on the desktop seems inelegant solution for me.

  • Any shortcut can had a keyboard hotkey added to it, and then that keyboard hotkey will open the shortcutted item. – music2myear Apr 12 '18 at 16:15
  • Yep, I knew that, but I thought maybe there is native shortcut I am missing) – Suncatcher Apr 12 '18 at 16:20
  • Though, command will be helpful too, as I found only flushing command – Suncatcher Apr 12 '18 at 16:20

Because there's a good chance there are multiple queues for multiple printers, it makes no sense for Microsoft to create a default "Open Printer Queue" keyboard shortcut.

However, you can call the queue for a specific printer from the command line.

You'll need to know the specific name of the printer you are trying to view. If it is a network printer the name will be the full network path: "\servername\printershare"

And then you put it together:

rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n "printername"

If you've entered the printer name correctly, the print queue dialog will open.

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    Spectacular! Exactly what I need – Suncatcher Apr 13 '18 at 6:35

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