This is a little bit off the normal stuff I post (or at least the stuff I’ve been posting) but I wanted to share this great trick with all of you currently using Windows 7 – utilizing multiple default printers.
I use a laptop that moves between several different networks – my home network, our offices in Las Colinas, Redmond, Austin, and Houston, as well as my parent’s house and the local School where my kids attend. In each of those networks, there is at least one, usually several different printers. Before Windows 7, printing a document this way was always a 2-step process – I’d either have to manually select a specific printer when it came time to print something, or go into the printer settings and choose a new Default Printer before pressing the “Print” button. This was a real pain, and I often forgot to reset the printer when I moved on to the next place, causing the printing to not work as expected.
Along comes Windows 7 and this Multiple Default Printers feature – it’s really, really easy to set up:
And that’s it! Easy, right? If you get stuck, here’s a video I found that walks you step-by-step through the process:
Hey – if you’re not using Windows 7 – what are you waiting for? Go out and get it TODAY!