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Sets the default printer.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Printer 3.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Printer.SetDefaultPrinter"; Name )   More


Parameter Description Example
Name The name of the printer to set as default. "EPSON ET-7700 Series"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the default printer.
FileMaker may not care, but other OS related printer functions may care.

You may prefer to use Printer.Print on Windows and PrintDialog functions on macOS.


Set EPSON printer as default:

MBS("Printer.SetDefaultPrinter"; "EPSON ET-7700 Series")

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Created 7th October 2020, last changed 10th December 2023

Printer.PrinterNames - Printer.SetPrinter