Setting Default Printer (Windows 7, 10, & Mac)
Posted by Shannon Mattila on 27 July 2021 11:16 AM
Setting Default Printer on Windows 7, Windows 10, and Mac OS

Section 1: Windows 7
Section 2: Windows 10
Section 3: Mac Operating System 

Windows 7

1. Navigate to Start Menu > Devices and Printers

2. Right-click on the desired printer > Select Set as default printer
A green check-mark icon will indicate the selection has been made and the default printer has been selected

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Windows 10

1. Navigate to Start Menu Settings > Devices 

1. From the left navigation menu, select Printers & Scanners. Then on the Printers & Scanners window, scroll down and deselect the box labeled "Let Windows manage my default printer"

2. Scroll back up on the Printers & Scanners window, then select the desired printer > Manage. On the printer window, select Set as default

3. The printer will now show "Default" next to the status on the Printers & Scanners window

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Mac Operating System

1. From the Apple Menu, open System Preferences > Printers & Scanners (May also be called Print & Fax or Print & Scan depending on OS version)

2. If locked by administrator, click the lock icon to edit, then enter administrative credentials if prompted. Select the Default Printer drop down menu > Select the desired default printer.
A check mark will appear next to the new default printer selected to signify the change is complete. 

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