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default printer changes itself

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    default printer changes itself


    I have a Canon printer-fax and several other printers installed. Listing printers shows the Canon as one printer, both the fax and printer and when I click on it, I have a choice of either the printer or fax. I chose the printer as my default printer. That works for a while, and then the default printer reverts to the last one on my list, in my case Quicken PDF. There does not seem to be any event causing this to change.

    How can I keep my selected printer as the default?

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    Happens to me too periodically. Just one of those mysterious little gremlins.

    It doesn't just happen. There are causes. Someone has been messing around. It could be downloads from Microsoft or some other software event or a data miner or a hacker or something else such as a damaged or corrupted file.

    Sometimes reinstalling the printer driver, or running the Wizard in Win 8, helps and sometimes running a scan and "fix it" program helps.

    My printer is an HP Office Jet 8600 All in One, print, fax, copy, scan. It has quite sophisticated settings.
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