Print Flush falls into the "best utility you didn't know you needed" category. It solves the problem of print jobs getting stuck in the print queue without additional steps. You can always clear the print queue manually, which can involve several steps up to and including rebooting your computer, but having a little program (little being just 1 KB) that can do it with one click makes it so much easier. :)
Print Flush is virus free according to VirusTotal, works with Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, and can be downloaded here:
Print Flush 1.3
Update: the developer's page is no longer available and the program is no longer available. I found a similar free program that works just as well called Print Queue Cleaner. It's portable and it works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Server 2012 (though it runs fine on my Windows 10 machine).
Web of Trust rates the company as reputable, and VirusTotal shows 1/63 results. When I scanned the file previously at Virus Total, it was rated as 100% clean and the analysis didn't include the evaluation by Rising. On my Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 machines all security and malware scans came up clear. Normally portable programs do not carry malware of any sort, but as always, it's good to check a progam out before you run it.
You can download it from the developers page here:
Print Queue Cleaner 2.0
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