Set your default printer (Mac)

This guide will show you how to set the default printer option on your Mac.


  1. Click the Apple icon in the upper right hand corner and select System Preferences...
    Apple menu is opened. "System Preferences..." is highlighted/selected.

  2. Click on the Printers & Scanners icon
    The System Preferences application is open. "Printers & Scanners" is highlight in the grid of items. Optionally, "Printers & Scanners" is typed into the search box to locate the item.

  3. Right click (or Control + Click) on the printer you want to set as your default
  4. Select Set default printer

A printer is selected in the list of added printers. The right-click context menu is opened, and the "Set default printer" option is highlighted/selected.