It’s possible to get a notification balloon / bubble in the task bar (notification area) when you print. To turn print notifications on or off in Windows 7 do the following:
- Click Start -> Devices and Printers (You may need to access this from the Control Panel)
- Select any printer
- At the top of the Window, click Print server properties
- Click on the Advanced tab
- Check the box saying Show informational notification for local printers or network printers (depending on which prints you want to be notified for)
You will then get a print notification for all printers installed on your Windows 7 PC.
Obviously, if you want to turn print notifications off, then untick the box in step 5.