Virtually all Dell inkjet printers have an early warning system that notifies you when ink toner levels are getting low. The ink-level monitoring software, though, starts to produce warning messages well before you really need to change the cartridge. Depending on how much you use your Dell inkjet printer, you might still be days, or even weeks, away from actually needing to buy replacement cartridges. Therefore, if you do not want the ink-level warning messages to display and hinder your work flow, disable them completely.
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Click "Start" and then "Programs" or "All Programs" (depends on your version of Windows).
Click "Dell Printers" and then "Dell All in One Center."
Click the "Maintain/Troubleshoot" tab in the new window, then click on the "Ink Level" link. Click the "Advanced" and, finally, "More Options."
Click the option button next to the "Never display the printing status" label. Click "OK," and exit the Dell All in One Center application. The Dell All in One printer no longer displays low ink warning messages before printing.
Click "Start" and then "Programs" if using Windows XP. For Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the "All Programs" tab on the Start bar.
Click the "Dell Printers" program tab, then click the "Toolbox" link. Wait for the Dell Printer Toolbox main window to appear.
Click the "Settings" button near the centre of the window. When the "Dell Printer Preferences" window appears, click the "Advanced" tab and then the "More Options" button.
Click and enable the option next to the "Do not display warning or status messages." Click the "OK" button to confirm changes to the printer's settings, then exit the utility. The printer will no longer display low ink or toner messages.
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