The printer is one of the most commonly used external peripherals from a PC. The development of remote work, as well as the possibility equip yourself easily for less than 100 € these are all factors that encourage families to afford this very useful accessory.
Whether it’s connecting the printer properly or fixing certain errors that may occur, we present in this article all the helpful tips to get the most out of your equipment to scan, edit and photocopy whatever you need.
Use a wireless printer
More and more printers are being sold without a connecting cable. And even if you have one, it can be convenient to take advantage of WiFi and/or Bluetooth technologies for remote wireless printing.
Adding a printer through settings is still pretty easy because the computer can detect the device and then you just need to add the device. You can then use the previous tip to set it as the default if you wish.
windows 11 variant : In Settings, select “Bluetooth & Devices”, then “Printers & Scanners”
Set default printer
To save time when you often have to ask for your printer, Windows 10 makes it very easy to set the default printer. This will avoid having to select from the list discussed earlier in this article.
Here the manipulation is done in the “Devices” section of your settings. You must select the appropriate printer, click “Manage” before you can “Set it as default”. The whole process is detailed and illustrated in the lesson below.
windows 11 variant : In Settings, select “Bluetooth and Devices”, then “Printers and Scanners”, uncheck “Let Windows manage my printer by default”. Then click on the name of your printer and then on “set as default” in the top right corner of the page.
Delete Printers in Windows 10
If you have changed printers several times or have used multiple printers both at work and at home on the same computer, you may be prompted for multiple devices when editing documents.
To save time and see things more clearly, you can go to the Printers & Scanners section of your computer settings to remove any items you don’t need.
Warning: We advise you to save some items, such as “Microsoft Print to PDF”: this is not a printer, but a feature that allows you to quickly convert any document to PDF.
windows 11 variant : In Settings, select “Bluetooth & Devices”, then “Printers & Scanners” to view a list of printers.
What should I do if my printer has an error?
Sometimes your printer won’t start and you can’t edit the documents you need. In this case, know that you can fix most common problems with the troubleshooting utility included with Windows 10.
This can be activated in the Printers & Scanners section of your settings. In a few seconds, you get a report that allows you to have a clear idea of the origin of the problem and how to solve it. When possible, Windows performs the repair itself; here you don’t have to do anything to use the printer again.
windows 11 variant : In Settings, select “Bluetooth and Devices”, then “Printers and Scanners”, uncheck “Let Windows manage my printer by default”. Then click on the name of your printer and then on “run the troubleshooter”.
These four manuals are a good basis for proper use of the printer at home: keep them handy in case of a minor problem. And if that doesn’t solve your problem, reach out to the community by asking your question in windows 10 support forum forum where windows 11 forum.