Techtip: How to Set Your Default Printer In Windows

If you have multiple printers in your environment it is often necessary to change which printer is selected by default. This may be the case if you have purchased an additional printer , or there is a printer you no longer use. Choose the printer you will use most often as the default printer. That way, when you print using Windows or your programs, you won’t have to select a printer each time. Below explains how to set a default printer.


1. Open Printers by clicking the Start button, and clicking Devices and Printers.


2. Right-click the printer you want to use, and then click Set as Default Printer. A green check mark is displayed on the printer icon to mark it as your default printer.


Do a quick test print to ensure that your settings were applied correctly. If you need further assistance contact your IT Consultant.