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If you use more than one printer, you may want to set up just one printer, so all your apps use it for printing by default.

How to set your default printer in Windows 10

To set a default printer on Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start > Settings.
  2. Select Devices.

    select devices in windows setting

  3. Click Printers and scanners.
  4. In Windows 10, your default can be the printer you last used. Please deselect Allow Windows to manage my default printer first.

  5. Select a printer then click Manage.

manage printer setting

  1. Click Set as default.

    windows setting to manage your device

How to set your default printer on Windows 11

Here’s how to set up a default printer on Windows 11:

  1. Click Start > Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth & devices.
  3. Under Bluetooth & devices, click Printers & scanners.

  4. Make sure that Let Windows manage my default printer is turned off or disabled.

    bluetooth and devices setting - manage default printer

  5. Choose the printer that you want to set as default.

  6. Click Set as default.

    bluetooth device set as default

Sources:

Set a default printer in Windows

How to Set the Default Printer on Windows 10 or 11

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