Tips to set a printer as default printer on the computer
What is the method to set a printer as default printer on the computer?
Printers are system peripherals that are used in taking physical prints of digital data stored on a system hard drive. The modern computer system supports thousands of printers and peripheral devices and helps enhance productivity by utilizing their maximum functionality. There are a number of printers in use nowadays and more than one printer is connected with a system in most cases. The uses can specify one printer as the default system printer and the print jobs assigned by the users will go this default printer. For setting a printer as the default one, the users should first open the system control panel and then the ‘printers and devices’ menu. In the printers and devices menu a number of devices including the printers in use will be listed. The users should select the desired printer and open the right context menu. Set as default options will be given in the right context menu and the users can set it as the default printer. A check mark will be given to the printer which is set as the default one in most cases for easy identification.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to print a document under minimal complications:
- Set-up a printer
- Verify the document
- Print the document
Set-up a printer
For printing a document the users should first set-up a printer with the system. The users should connect the printer after installing necessary software like driver etc. After setting up the printer the users should configure its accessible options and set the default page size and mode if it supports advanced options. After setting up the printer the users can easily print documents using the options available in the operating system.
Verify the document
Now that a printer is connected with the system the users can move on to the next level of verifying the document that is to b printed. The users should check the document for its type i.e. whether it is color or monochrome and the size that should be selected to print the document. After assessing all these, the users should copy the document to the system desktop for easy access.
The users can print the document by simply selecting the print option available in the right context menu of the operating system. The users can either print the document using the default settings or can use the advanced print settings available in the default application of the document file for printing the document. Either way, when printing is performed using the default OS settings, a printer icon is displayed in the notification area and when it disappears the print job is completed. The users can also print document by simply dragging and dropping the document onto the default set printer or the printer icon on the desktop, if set by the users.
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