Is there a shortcut to change default printer?

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  1. snerkler macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2012

    I work at two different places and have to swap the default printer on my MBP depending on which place of work I'm at. Is there a shortcut to change the default printer or is it a case of just having to keep going into system preferences > printer/scanner and then changing default from the drop down list?

  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I'm sure some clever person can come up with an Apple Script to do it, but executing the script would probably take just as long as going into System Preferences and making the change. I have the same problem since I have two printers setup; one a laser, the other a multi-printer that I use for different jobs at my home office.
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    You do not need to open System Preferences to change the default printer.

    If you want to change the default printer, select a different printer from the Selected Printer in Print Dialog pull-down menu.

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