Windows 10: How can I display the default printer in Windows 10?

Discus and support How can I display the default printer in Windows 10? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; It used to be that I can see my default printer immediately, (it's the one with the check when I view my list of printers). But now, there's no view... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Emerson Bautista, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. How can I display the default printer in Windows 10?


    It used to be that I can see my default printer immediately, (it's the one with the check when I view my list of printers). But now, there's no view in which I can see it. I'm supporting some client. Some things can only be done if I use an administrator account. The client doesn't have this. It's hard to know if a default printer is already set or not. Why did Microsoft got rid of that view where there's a list of printers with the default printer shown?

    :)
     
    Emerson Bautista, Sep 20, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 - Cannot Set Printer Default

    Hi Marc,

    I suggest you to place the computer in Clean boot state and then try to make the default printer.

    Perform clean boot to identify if any 3rd party service is causing this issue:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Note: After performing the troubleshooting steps in clean boot, follow
    Step 3 from the link to start the computer to
    Normal startup mode.


    Note: Also applies to Windows 10.

    To make printer as a default printer you can follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key+ X and select
      device manager
      .

    • Select devices and printers

    • Right click on the printer you want to use, and then click
      set as default printer (You'll see a check mark on the printer's icon signifying that it's now your default printer).
    Hope this helps. Please reply to us with the status of the issue.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Sep 20, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows 10 Sets Last Printer Used As Default Printer

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the printer settings and check if it helps.

    • In the search box, type as “settings”.
    • Go to “settings” and select “devices”.
    • Click on “printers and scanners” option on the left hand side.
    • You will find all your printers listed on the screen, below that there is an option
      “Let Windows manage my default printer”.
    • I suggest you to turn “OFF” the option “When turned on, the default printer is the last used printer”.
    • Now check whether you can choose the other printers or not.
    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

     
    Karthicka_R, Sep 20, 2019
    #3
  4. How can I display the default printer in Windows 10?

    How do I set up default printer in Windows 10

    Hi Marcy,

    Thank you for posting your response.

    We would like to know if you are facing any issue when you printer documents with on other printer.

    I would like to inform you that, whenever you give a task to printer on your computer it always selects the default printer to print.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below to set the printer as default.


    • Press Windows + X key.

    • Select Control Panel.
    • Click on Devices and Printers.
    • Under printers, Right on the printer.
    • Select set as default printer.


    Hope this information is helpful. Please write back to us if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Sep 20, 2019
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