How to set default printer in Windows 11

Suppose you have multiple printers or are connected to a network with multiple printers. In that case, it can be very tedious to search and select the correct printer from the list.

All those printers also have such tricky type numbers, which you probably won’t remember easily. To avoid these shortcomings in the future, it is very helpful to set the correct default printer on your Windows 11 computer.

The correct printer will be selected immediately with each print job to prevent you from sending a print job to the wrong printer.

How to set default printer in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start button. Click on Settings in the menu. On the left, click Bluetooth and devices. Then click Printers and scanners.

Uncheck the option “Allow Windows to manage my default printer” This way you can set a default printer yourself.

Right-click on the Start button. Click on Settings in the menu. On the left, click Bluetooth and devices. Then click Printers and scanners. Uncheck the option "Let Windows manage my default printer." This way you can set a default printer yourself. {image} In the installed printers list, click on the printer you wish to set as your default printer. Then click on "Set as default". {image} You have now successfully changed the default printer in Windows 11. You can also change the default printer through the Control Panel. Open the Control Panel. Then click on "View devices and printers". The installed printers will now be displayed in an overview. {image} Right-click on the printer you want to set as your default printer. Then click on "Set as default printer". The default printer has now been changed. {image} I hope this has helped you. Thanks for reading!

In the installed printers list, click on the printer you wish to set as your default printer. Then click on “Set as default”.

Set printer as default in Windows 11

You have now successfully changed the default printer in Windows 11. You can also change the default printer through the Control Panel.

Open the Control Panel by right-clicking the Start button, then click on Run. In the Run box type: control.

Then click on “View devices and printers”. The installed printers will now be displayed in an overview.

View devices and printers in Control panel

Right-click on the printer you want to set as your default printer. Then click on “Set as default printer”. The default printer has now been changed using the Control panel.

Set as default printer using control panel

Also read: How to fix printer problems in Windows 11.

I hope this has helped you. Thanks for reading!

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