Windows 10 enables default settings for managing your printers and will set the default to the last printer used. You can change the behavior though.
Sometimes when I go into town, I will stop by my favorite Internet café to get some work done. The kind folks there will sometimes let me hook up my laptop to their printer so I can print documents if I need to. Since upgrading to Windows 10, I discovered that the operating system enables default settings for managing your printers.
Instead of working with the old Location Aware Printing function introduced in Windows 7 Premium Business editions, it will instead default to the last printer used. If you don’t like this and would prefer to have it turned off, here is how you do it.
Manage Default Printers in Windows 10
Launch Settings from the Start menu or press Windows key + I then click Devices.
Select the Printers & Scanners tab then scroll down. Toggle off the setting When turned on, the default printer is the last printer used.
If you want more granular options for managing your printer, from within the same interface, you can launch the legacy Devices and Printers explorer from the classic Control Panel. That will let you perform a task like install and configure options for your printer.
If you are running an older version of Windows, check out our article here for instructions on how to set up and configure your printer.