Set up a default printer in Windows Gallery

It is possible to select a default printer in the Windows Gallery?  I configured the printer I want by default in Control Panel and other programs have updated this change (i.e. Word now goes first on my default printer).  However, in the Windows Gallery, change seems no impact.

Is there such a thing as a "default printer" in the Gallery?  It's just list all available printers?



Hi Sandy,

Please post on the forum.

Windows Photo Gallery is a part of the Vista and it uses some default printer you choose under printers in your control panel.  You can try uninstalling the printer completely and reinstall it again.

Hope that helps, please post back and we do know.

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