1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       12 Jul 2016 #1

    Printer driver settings default oddly


    I have an older Canon Pixma 6600. I have used it with Windows 10 to print photos. I changed the driver settings to Photo Paper Pro, highest quality output, etc. Now whenever I try to print anything, it defaults to the settings I used to print photos. Obviously this is not ideal.Click image for larger version. 

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    Anybody know a way to change this?
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,857
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       13 Jul 2016 #2

    You could try going to Devices and printers in Control Panel and right clicking on your default printer and selecting Printer preferences. Here you can reset the defaults.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       16 Jul 2016 #3

    I guess my problem is that I wasn't in control panel, but in settings. It shows devices, but doesn't let you change default settings. I had to "Hey Cortana" to find the actual control panel. When in doubt, ask Cortana.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,581
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       16 Jul 2016 #4

    gdgates said: View Post
    I guess my problem is that I wasn't in control panel, but in settings. It shows devices, but doesn't let you change default settings. I had to "Hey Cortana" to find the actual control panel. When in doubt, ask Cortana.
    Or right-click the Start button and choose something to work with, Control Panel and Device Manager being just a couple.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       16 Jul 2016 #5

    Nice. As long as I've been using Windows, it's never occurred to me to right-click the Start button.
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