How do I set a default printer in the Windows OS?

2014-10-09 01:52

You can change your default printer – which is the one that your document will print to if you don't specify another one. In Windows, do the following:

  1. Click “Windows” button (or “Start” button) to display the menu.
  2. In the right hand column, select "Devices and Printers" (or "Printers and Faxes").
  3. Right click once on the icon of the printer that you want to be the default.
  4. Click "Set as Default Printer."

Your computer will then automatically choose this printer when you request to print a document. If you are not connected to that printer, you will not be able to print until you choose another printer on the print menu.

Updated 10/8/14


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