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Selecting a printer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Geezer77, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. Geezer77

    Geezer77 Thread Starter

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    Running WindowsXP with SP2. Word 2003. OE6. IE6. Have HP 1210 all-in-one and Canon BJC2010. Both work fine. Problem when I wish to print a document, or e-mail text, or whatever, and click on ctrl+P, or use File menu, or whatever, I always get the printer I do not want to use. I use the HP for scanning and copying, particularly in color, and prefer the Canon for regular printing from Word or OE or IE. But somehow each time, I get the HP rather than the Canon. Now on the window for printing they always have a list of options, so this is not a crisis, just a request to lower the nuisance titre a bit. There should be a place to go to select a default printer. Could one of you experts advise?
    Thanks. Geezer77
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    You need to set whichever printer you want to use most of the time as the default printer.
     
  3. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave

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    Control Panel> Printers and Faxes > chose the printer you want to make your default>left click > up at the top chose Printers > select default in drop down
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  4. Bob Cerelli

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    Don't even need to go that far. Just right click on the printer you want as the default and select Set as Default Printer.
     
  5. Geezer77

    Geezer77 Thread Starter

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    Thank you both ever so much. One minor nuisance to its just reward. "If it were to be done, best it were done quickly...," as spoken by the ambitious but ambivalent Scotsman.
    Geezer77
     
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