default printer

default printer

[di′fȯlt ‚print·ər]
(computer science)
The printer that is automatically used by a program unless another printer is specifically designated.
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By selecting this as the default printer for both computers, either can print to it at any time.
There is no standard Windows menu and no ability to select among printers from within the program; users must set the desired printer as the default printer in Windows.
To get to the printer driver, click on Start, Settings, Printers and then right click on your default printer icon.
Location profiles also include default printer settings, dialing settings (including area code, calling card, prefixes, and dial-tone detection), as well as settings for popular applications such as cc:Mail, Lotus Notes, WinFax, Internet Explorer, and Netscape.
In our case, only NetManage's Chameleon would do the trick, and then only if the receipt printer was set as Windows 95's default printer with the "Generic Text" printer driver.
This one is very important to catch as it can cascade through everything else installed on your system if you decide to do anything other than use the default printer under its default conditions.
When users elect to "print" selected information to a file, the file created is not an ASCII file, unless the default printer is a generic ASCII printer.
SnagIt sends the output to one of two places: the Clipboard, from which you can paste it into another application, such as Paint, or the default printer as set up in the Control Panel.
Immediately below the default ruler line is a command telling the program to use PR.DEF as the default printer file.
One change you'll want to pay attention to is that Windows will now set your default printer to the printer most-recently used.
Turning on Use same options next time report is run on the Output page of the Reports Explorer now saves the selected printer if it isn't the default printer. This allows you to always print the report to the same printer, such as sending mailing labels to a label printer.
An action that sends the monthly report to the default printer.