Windows 10: Windows 10 Printer Settings Solved

  1.    19 May 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Printer Settings


    So I am set up with a Network Printer as my default printer. All setting reflect this.

    When I open Outlook 2016 the default printer always shows the local printer as the default and not the network printer so inevitably I have to go back into it and change it every time I log into outlook.

    Is this a known issue and is there a fix?
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  2.    19 May 2016 #2

    Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer - Windows 10 Forums

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    • Open the Settings app.
    • Go to the following page: Settings -> Devices -> Printers and Scanners.
    • See the option named "Let Windows manage my default printer". Turn it off
    • then select the defoult printer it will stay
    Last edited by Brink; 19 May 2016 at 11:27. Reason: added tutorial link and fixed format
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       19 May 2016 #3

    You need to set Outlook to use that printer as its default. If the Network printer is just Discovered and not installed as a Printer, Office will sometimes default to the printer connected to the computer.

    I use a Networked Laser, but have it installed on all machines as a local printer, which I have had zero issues with Office trying to change to a different device.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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       19 May 2016 #4

    See this post about System > Settings being the culprit. Solved My Default Printer keeps changing - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    19 May 2016 #5

    Fixed. Thank you gents.
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