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Solved: Make printer the default when printing page?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Azzy, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. Azzy

    Azzy Thread Starter

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    Just got a new computer and connected the printer to it. When made my first test print, I had to choose my printer from a list in the window that pops up.

    Choices:

    Send to OneNote 2007
    Microsoft XPS document writer
    HP Deskjet 3500 series

    My printer is the HP deskjet but it was not the default, pre-selected printer, so I had to click the drop-down box and select it, the click print. Since then, further printouts have automatically had it as the default so I can just click file-print-OK.

    On my other user accounts for my family though, even after selecting the printer from the list and the printing, further prints mean you have to keep selecting it from the drop-down list each time. It's a little annoying for them to have to keep doing this, even though it's not much work, but it would just be a lot handier if the deskjet stayed selected each time anyway.

    My question is: Is there any way to make the printer stay as the default when you click to print a page? Or will it eventually make itself the default through further printouts?

    Many thanks if you can help.
     
  2. Compiler

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    Go to your Printers (from Control panel or from the Start button) - it will show you what have as printers (or software printers) - right click on your HP 3500 and select "default".

    Done.
     
  3. Azzy

    Azzy Thread Starter

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    So simple! Thanks very much for the help!!
     
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