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Making a printer 'default' in Windows 8.1


moggie

New Member
Posts
7
#1
Hello again

Thanks to this forum over last two weeks I have now set up my new laptop - but there are just two further poinst I need help with.

1. When I went to print a PDF yesterday I had a problem as my HP5520 attached printer did not show! It only showed as an email printer? However when I clicked on 'more' below this it appeared and I was able to print my document.

The problem is that when I went back in next time I had to do the same. Can I somehow make this the default printer as I use to in Windows 7 then it would appear at the top of the list in future when I press Cntl/P?

2. On my previous Win7 laptop I was able to see all my programs in a list thru 'start' inc accessories and tools such as clean up and defrag. Try as I might I cannot sem to find this list anymore.

Thanks everyone
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion K0Y50EA
    Memory
    4GB
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    AVG Premium
#2
Maybe try---

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tools such as clean up and defrag
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edit---

A simple test I did was with Notepad---

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

moggie

New Member
Posts
7
#3
Thanks for that and for replying so fast.

Found the app for administration - but went into devices and printers and my printer already had a green tick against it as default but when I try to print a doc I have to go to more and the printer then shows - but cannot get it to show in the printer list without this
Thanks
Gordon
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion K0Y50EA
    Memory
    4GB
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    AVG Premium