Verify ConnectEasy is Running and Reconnect | How To

If you use ConnectEasy and find that your print jobs are not printing, it can be helpful to verify ConnectEasy is running on your computer and to reconnect ConnectEasy, in the event that it is already running.

Verify ConnectEasy status in ShippingEasy

Within the ShippingEasy app, there are three places that will alert you to the connection status of ConnectEasy.

  1. ConnectEasy Icon

    Next to the DEVICES & HARDWARE settings in the navigation bar, a printer icon displays if ConnectEasy is in use.

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    • Green: All configured ConnectEasy client programs are available.

    • Yellow: Some ConnectEasy client programs are available and others are not.

    • Red: None of the configured ConnectEasy client programs are available.

  2. READY TO SHIP

    On the READY TO SHIP page, the Buy & Print Label button is disabled if the ConnectEasy configuration specifies a printer that cannot be used successfully because the program is not running.

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    If the ConnectEasy icon is red, then ShippingEasy will not allow for the purchase of labels. If the icon is green or yellow, purchasing labels is allowed.

  3. PRINTER CONFIGURATION

    On the PRINTER CONFIGURATION settings page, the ConnectEasy status column provides real-time statuses for all configured printers. This column will update in response to a change in the status of ConnectEasy.

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    A green circle with a checkmark icon indicates that the printer configured to ConnectEasy is running and available. The red triangle with the exclamation point icon indicates that the printer configured to ConnectEasy is unavailable.

Verify ConnectEasy is installed and running on your computer

Locate the ConnectEasy icon on your computer:

Mac: ConnectEasy should be located in the menu bar at the top right of your screen.

Connected

Disconnected

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If the ConnectEasy icon is not visible in your menu bar, it is likely the application is not running or installed on your computer. If you recently installed ConnectEasy, navigate to your Applications folder and start ConnectEasy by double-clicking on it.

Windows: ConnectEasy should be located in the lower-right corner, in the taskbar.

Connected (green icon)

Disconnected (orange icon)

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Windows sometimes "hides" application icons in its taskbar. Refer to the Microsoft Support guide to customizing the taskbar to reveal all notification icons.

If the ConnectEasy icon is still not visible in your taskbar, it is likely the program is not running or installed on your computer. If you recently installed ConnectEasy, navigate to your All Apps or All Programs folder and start ConnectEasy by double-clicking on it.

Reconnect the ConnectEasy client

Once you've located ConnectEasy on your computer, there are a few different ways to reconnect the application, depending on which version of ConnectEasy you are running.

If you have recently downloaded and installed ConnectEasy, it is safe to assume you have the latest version. Otherwise, click here to find out which version of ConnectEasy is installed.

If you're using the latest v4.10.x or newer: Disconnect and reconnect.

  • Mac:

    1. Click the ConnectEasy icon in the menu bar.

    2. Select Disconnect from the drop-down menu.*

    3. Wait for the ConnectEasy icon to change with a line struck through it.

    4. Click the ConnectEasy icon again in the menu bar.

    5. Select Connect from the drop-down menu.*

    *If you are unable to select Disconnect, skip to step 5 and select Connect. If you are unable to select Connect or Disconnect, choose Quit from the drop-down menu and then restart ConnectEasy from the Applications folder.

  • Windows:

    1. Click the ConnectEasy icon in the taskbar.

    2. Select Disconnect from the pop-up menu.*

    3. Wait for the ConnectEasy icon to change from green to orange.

    4. Click the ConnectEasy icon again in the taskbar.

    5. Select Connect from the pop-up menu.*

    *If you are unable to select Disconnect, skip to step 5 and select Connect. If you are unable to select Connect or Disconnect, choose Quit from the pop-up menu and then relaunch ConnectEasy from the Start icon button > 'All apps' menu in the bottom-left corner.

If you're using v4.5.x - 4.9.x: Log out and sign back in.

  1. Click the ConnectEasy icon in the menu bar (Mac) or taskbar (Windows).

  2. Click Log out on the Account tab. This will open the Sign In page.

  3. Enter your ConnectEasy Identifier and Passphrase from ShippingEasy (SETTINGS > DEVICES & HARDWARE > CONNECTEASY).

  4. Click Sign In.

If you're using v4.4.x or older: Exit and then restart ConnectEasy.

  • Mac:

    1. Click the ConnectEasy icon in the menu bar and select Quit.

    2. Click Command + space on your keyboard to open the Spotlight Search tool, and search "ConnectEasy." Once it has been found, select the ConnectEasy app.

  • Windows:

    1. Right-click the ConnectEasy icon and select Quit.

    2. Restart by going to the Start menu > All Programs > ConnectEasy > ConnectEasy.

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