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Archived - Mac OS X: How to Change the Default Printer

You may change the Mac OS X default printer by following the steps listed in this document.
This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.
When more than one printer is available, you can specify which printer should be the default in the print dialog. Unless you choose otherwise, Mac OS X defaults to the printer most recently added. To change the default printer, follow these steps:
    1. From the print dialog, choose Edit Printer List from the Printer pop-up menu.
    2. Select a printer from the Printer List.
    3. Choose Make Default from the Printers menu.

In the Printer List window, a gray dot marks the default printer.
Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012
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