Setting the default printer (Windows 7 & 8)(DPIS products)

Article ID: ART142777 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 10/16/2015


Setting the default printer (Windows 7 & 8)(DPIS products)


The default printer will be the printer automatically used when printing unless otherwise specified.


The printer names shown in the examples below are representative some of the printer drivers you can see. Your printer may have more or less depending on the drivers and features available.

1. Open the Printers Folder:

For Windows 8

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen. and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
  • Enter Device and Printers in the search box, tap or click Settings, and then choose Device and Printers.

For Windows 7

  • Click the 'Start' button from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and then click on 'Devices and Printers'.

2. If there is more than one Canon printer icon shown, right-click on the printer driver you wish to use and Left-Click 'Set as Default Printer'.


3. If the printer icons are stacked, right click on the printer icon shown and hold the mouse on 'Set as Default Printer' until the full list of drivers appears. Left click on the printer driver you wish to use.

4. When the printer has been set as the default printer, a checkmark is displayed beside the printer icon.

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