In this article, we will discuss how to set a printer as the default printer in Windows 10. When you use a printer in Windows 10 to print something, it will set the last used printer as the default one. So, unless you are not selecting the printer manually for a print job, the last used printer will be the default printing device.
We already have discussed how to turn off the last used printer as the default printer in Windows 10. Here we take a look at how to set the default printer in Windows 10.
Steps to Set a Default Printer in Windows 10
The steps involved in this process are pretty simple and straightforward. Let us jump into it right away.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your PC. Do this, you can simply press the Win + I keys together.
Step 2: In the Settings app, click on the Devices option.
Step 3: On the next settings screen, go to the panel on the left and select the Printers & scanners option.
Now, go to the panel on the right. Click on the box to unselect the Let Windows manage my default printer option.
Step 4: Now, go ahead and select the printer from the list of printers above that you would like to set as the default printer in Windows 10. After selecting the printer, click on the Manage option.
Step 5: A new page will open on the Settings app. Here, you will get options related to the Printer you selected to manage. Here, go ahead and make a click on the button that reads Set as default.
That is it. The printer will be set as the default printer in Windows 10. Close the Settings app on your PC and try to print something. Check whether the setting has been applied.
Once you have set a printer as the default printer in Windows 10, you can always change it to another one by following the steps provided above. All you need to do is select the other printer and repeat the steps. And to let Windows manage the default printer, open the Settings app, go to Devices > Printers and scanners, and select back the Let Windows manage my default printer option.
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