It’s really simple to switch or change default printer on Windows 10 and you will see below 3 methods to set a default printer on your PC.
Change Default Printer in Windows 10
If you’re using an Windows 10 computer you can choose to set yourself as the printer of your choice, or let Windows to control the default printer of your device.
If you create a new the default printing printer in your PC, printing jobs will be automatically sent to the chosen printer.
This configuration is helpful when your computer is located in a specific place (Home or Office) and as well if you own several printers, but you prefer to send printing jobs to a particular printer.
The only drawback of setting the default printer is that you’ll need to alter the default printer every time you take your laptop computer to the office or take your office computer home.
1. Change Default Printer Using Notepad
A quick and easy method of changing the default printer for Windows 10 is by using the Notepad App.
Start the Notepad App by right clicking on your Desktop and choose the New > Text Document option.
In the New Text Document Click on the File tab, then select the Print from the menu dropdown.
In the following screen click right on the Printer you want to use and choose the Set as the default Printer option.
2. Change Default Printer Using Settings
The most preferred method to set or change the default printer in Windows 10 is by using the Settings App on your computer.
Navigate to the Settings menu > Devices and choose Printers and Scanners in the left-hand pane. In the right-hand-side pane scroll down to the bottom and select the Uncheck Windows control my printer.
Scroll to the top of the screen and choose the Printer you wish to make default, and click Manage.
Next, click the Set as Default.
The printer you have selected will be the default printer on your system. Following this, you’ll see all printing jobs being sent to the chosen default printer.
3. Change Default Printer Using Control Panel
Open the the Control Panel Make sure you’re in the Category view and then click to View Devices & Printers.
The next page, click right on the Printer you want to use and choose the Set as the default printer option from the menu context.
Following this, Windows 10 will always forward print commands to your preferred default printer.