Windows 7 offered Location Aware Printing, but that's not available in Windows 10. Instead, Windows simply always defaults to the last printer used. Laptop users might want to change this behavior. Doing so lets users choose the desired printer based on the network to which they are connected. To modify the default behavior, turn off the “Let Windows Manage My Default Printer” setting.
- [Voiceover] Have you noticed, especially if you…switch among wireless networks often…that each time you try to print something,…Windows defaults to the last printer you used?…This is supposed to happen and most…home and small business users appreciate the convenience,…however, if you're mobile and switch among…wireless networks often, you might not like this setting.…You can change this behavior and take control…of your printer preferences instead of…letting Windows choose.…To do this, click Start, click Settings…and then click Devices.…
If you see something other than what's shown here,…click the back arrow in the top left corner of your screen.…There you'll find Printers and scanners…is selected in the left pane.…Now, move the slider under Let Windows…manage my default printers from on to off.…That's it.…While you're here, take a look at the…other printers available to you.…If you wanna remove a printer,…just click it and click Remove device.…If you wanna set a printer as the default,…click Set as default.…
To see more printer options, click Devices and printers…
Author and professor Joli Ballew shows you how to get connected, which settings to use to access different resources, and how to keep your system secure. She explains the security implications of different settings, so you can make informed decisions that help protect devices when using public networks. She also helps get the most out of the Window 10 sharing center. Lastly, she explains the native firewall rules, how to create your own inbound and outbound rules, and how to troubleshoot and modify your network connection.
Note: This course aligns to the Configure Networking domain from the Microsoft exam 70-697: Configuring Windows 10 Devices.
- Configuring IP settings and wireless network settings
- Maintaining network security
- Setting up preferences
- Troubleshooting connectivity
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Creating program rules and security rules
- Using ping, ipconfig, Tracert, and PathPing to troubleshoot