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.