Setting a Default Printer

On any school managed device, (Any school desktop PC or laptop) you have the means to choose which Printer or Photocopier will be the default option to print from.


For Windows Devices


Firstly, got the settings option Printers and Scanners, this can be found by going to Settings, or it can be accessed directly by searching for it in the start menu


From here, scroll down and check to see if "Let Windows manage my default printer" is checked:


If you want to manually choose a default printer, you will first need to un-check this box

Now, choose the printer you want to be made default and select manage


From this next screen, there will be a button to "Set as default"


Click this, and it will be your new default print choice for all applications.


For Mac Devices


First, go to System Preferences from the Apple menu in the top left corner


From here, choose Printers & Scanners


In the next window you will see a list of all available printers on your left, you can now either choose a default printer from the Default Printer option below....

The Default Printer pop-up menu in Printers & Scanners System Preferences let you choose which printer your Mac always uses

... or you can right \ control click on the Printer you want and choose Set Default Printer

Control-click or Right-click on a printer in the Printers list in Printers & Scanners System Preferences to set a default printer in macOS

Your default printer will now be set.


Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful



Please sign in to leave a comment.