Printer Settings in Windows 10

Want to change the Printer Settings in Windows 10? In this guide, we are going to discuss how to set the printer to its default settings in your Windows 10 device. With the default settings, the Windows can manage the default printer automatically by setting the printer you used recently as your default printer. Since Windows 10 is well-capable to manage the default Printer Settings in Windows 10, most of the users never think about changing or setting the default printer. But, at the time, you may want to change the printer to its default.

There are different ways to change the Printer default setting. You can follow the direction mentioned below to changing the printer settings.

Change the Default Printer Through Print Dialog

  • Open Wordpad or NotePad program.

  • Click the ‘File’ menu and then click on the ‘Print’ option to open the Print Dialog. You can also use ‘Ctrl+P’ key to open the print dialog.

  • Now, you have to right-click on the printer that you want to set as the default printer on your Windows 10 device. After that click on ‘Set as Default Printer’ option.

  • If you see a dialog box with a message that ‘Setting this Printer default means Windows will stop managing the default printer’ , click on the Ok button to set the default Printer Setting in Windows 10 device.

Change Printer default Settings through Settings Apps

  • Open the Settings application and go to the Devices>>Printers and Scanners.

  • To change the default Printer Settings, you have to stop the Windows 10 from managing the printer defaults.

  • For this, just turn off the ‘Let Windows Manage My Printer Defaults’ option.

  • Now, under the ‘Printers and Scanners’ section, click on the ‘Manage’ button.

  • At the ‘Manage your device’ page, you need to click on ‘Set as default’ option to set the chosen printer as your default printer for the Windows 10 device.

If you are unable to find the default option for Printer Settings in Windows 10 then check and make sure that you have turned on the ‘ Let Windows Manage My Default Printer’ option.

Change Default Printer Settings in Windows 10 in Devices and Printers Section

  • From the Start menu, open the Control panel.

  • Change the control panel ‘View By’ to ‘Small icon’ and after that click on the Devices and Printers.

  • Under the Printers section, you can check out all the physical and virtual printers. Right-click on the printer that you want to set as the default printer and after that click on the ‘Set as default printer’ option.

This way, you can change the printer default settings in Windows 10 via Devices and Printers section. 

With the help of some aforementioned simple instructions, you can change the default Printer Settings in Windows 10. All the methods and very simple and easy to execute. But, if you still have doubts, you can contact the printer experts and seek their advice to change the settings.

Default Printer Settings Windows 10