How to stop Windows 10 from changing default printer [Tip]

Managing printers in Windows has been straightforward for the most part. However, in recent builds of Windows 10, Microsoft has tested a new method to manage your device’s default printer. It now automatically sets the last used printer as a default one for the next use. This change could be annoying if you have many printers on a network. Luckily, there’s a setting to turn this behavior off.

Here’s how you do it. Note that this new behavior is present only from build 10565

  • Type “Printers and scanners” into the search box on the Taskbar then run the very first result.
  • In the Settings app, you’ll see a toggle reads “Let Windows manage my default printer.”
  • Simply switch it off to stop Windows from changing your default printer.

And that’s it! You are done.

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