Monday, July 25, 2011

Windows 7: Location-Aware Printing

Note: this feature is only available for mobile devices, and not on desktop computers.

One of  Windows 7's new feature is it can automatically switch your default printer when you move between networks (for example, when you move your laptop from your home network to your business network).

To configure this feature, follow the instructions below:

  • Click the Start menu and in the search field type Devices.
  • Click the link for Devices and Printers.
  • Select a printer and right-click Manage Default Printers 
  • Select Change my default printer when I change networks
  • Select a network, select the default printer you want to use when on that network and press the Add button.
  • Do the same for each network that you joined your laptop to it.
When you connect to a network, Windows will automatically select the default printer that was specified for it.

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