Choosing a default printer

If more than one printer is connected to your computer, you can choose one to use by default. Choose the printer you will use most often. That way, when you print using Windows or your programs, you won't have to select a printer each time. 


  1. Right click the Start button

  2. Select Settings

  3. Go to Devices

  4. Select Printers & scanners 

  5. Click the desired printer 

  6. Then select Set as default  


  1. Open System Preferences. (System Settings on macOS releases 13 and later)

    macOS 11, 12
    macOS 13 and beyond
  2. Click Printers & Scanners 

  3. Right click desired printer and select Set as default printer