Setting a Default Printer

Issue

When printing, the default printer is not the desired printer.

 

Environment

  • Windows 10

 

Resolution

Windows 10

  1. Click on the Start menu 
  2. Select the Settings icon 
  3. Click Devices
  4. Click Printers & scanners
  5. Scroll down and turn off Let Windows manage my default printer
  6. Click the printer you want to be the default
  7. Click Manage
  8. Click Set as default
    1. The default printer will have a subheading stating it is the default printer.

Alternatively

  1. Click on the Start menu 
  2. Start Typing Control Panel
  3. Click on Control Panel
  4. Click on View devices and printers
  5. Click Yes to the pop up message saying Windows will stop managing your default printer
  6. Right click the printer you want to be the default
  7. Click Set as Default

Details

Article ID: 288
Created
Tue 7/18/17 10:06 AM
Modified
Mon 4/4/22 2:25 PM