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How do I change my Default Printer?

The University has mandated that, of the two "anywhere staff" printers, "Mono" should be the default (to reduce unnecessary printing costs). This doesn't mean that you can't use the Colour printer, only that you have to consciously choose it from the available options when you print your document. If you set "Colour" to be the default it will be reset back to "Mono" within an hour. 

If, however, you wish to set a printer other than "staff Colour" as the default, simply open "Devices and Printers" from the Control Panel, right-click on the printer and choose "Set as default printer". This will stay set and will not be updated to be "staff Mono".

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