Our Favorite Tips: Automatically switch your default printer

Tip submitted by Bright boy on July 18, 2012

Automatically switch your default printer

Windows 7’s location-aware printing allows the operating system to automatically switch your default printer as you move from one network to another.

Please note: Location Aware Printing is only supported on mobile devices, like a laptop – running PC Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate versions

To set this up:

1. click Start,
2. type Devices
3. click the Devices and Printers link
4. Select a printer and click Manage Default Printers
5. Choose the “Change my default printer when I change networks” option,
6. select a network, the default printer you’d like to use, and click Add.

Repeat the process for other networks available, and pick a default printer for each one.
And now, as you connect to a new network, Windows 7 will check this list and set the default printer to the one that you’ve defined.

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