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03-21-2009 11:03 AM - edited 03-21-2009 11:04 AM
I want to change the default printing shortcut. It is currently set to "General Everyday Printing". I would like to change it to "Fast/Economical Printng". When I go to Preferences, Printing Shortcuts tab, and click on "Fast/Economical Printing" there is no option to make this the default shortcut. When I click on "General Everyday Printing", change the features to resemble Fast & Economical printing, it will only save the new features under a new name, but not as a default.
I have an All in One J6480
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11-22-2010 03:25 PM
I ran into the same problem with my HP F4280 All in One and figured out what the problem was. I'm using Windows 7 so the following steps work for that OS though its probably similar for Vista users.
Click on the Pearl Icon (Start) and choose Devices and Printers
Double click on your printer's icon to open the HP Center
Under Printer Actions click on the Customize your Printer link
Click on the Advanced Tab
Click on the Printing Defaults button (lower left corner)
If you haven't done so already, create a custom Shortcut by modifying one of HP's defaults and then choose Save As
Choose your Shortcut in the list and then press the Apply button
Press the OK button and you will return to the HP Center
Close the HP Center (X in top right corner)
Now this is where I ran into problems... If the program you're printing from is currently open (Photoshop in my case) the default print settings will NOT change until you restart the program. Restart your program (Web browser, Photoshop, Paint etc.) and now your printing defaults should be updated to use your custom shortcut as the default.
Hopefully this will help some of you who have been having problems.
03-21-2009 02:35 PM
10-02-2009 07:09 AM
A couple of us are having a similar issue with a C4580 printer:
The tool you provide a link to does not appear to have a Vista-cmpatible version, or will the XP version work with Vista, too?
10-02-2009 09:28 AM
I solved my issue with the C7280. Got an email back in early August that was a routine alert for the drivers to make it function 'properly'. No detail as to what it 'fixed' so I just filed the email. A couple of weeks ago I decided to go ahead and install it and guess what? All the printing shortcuts stay the way I modify them and I can make them the default. I am sorry but I don't have the version,etc of the driver I installed but I am sure you can find it on HP on the 'download' driver page.
10-02-2009 09:35 AM
Thanks for your post. However, I am using the latest driver for my printer (a C4580), as confirmed by HP support staff, and there are no other drivers listed for that printer.
One day they might get round to "fixing" the driver for the C4580...
10-07-2009 03:45 PM
Try these steps
1. Open Printing Preferences for the printer
2. Under the Printing Shortcuts tab select the shortcut that you would like to be the default
3. Click the Features tab, All the settings under the feature tab should mirror the shortcut settings that you have chosen.
4. Click Apply then ok to close out of Printing Preferences. Open Printing Preferences, Go to the features tab and check if the settings actually sticked
Let me know if this worked
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10-07-2009 03:59 PM
Thanks, but that only works for the currently selected Printing Shortcut. Following your instructions for , say, "General everyday Printing", after going back into the Printing Preferences afer saving, if you select another Printing Shortcut (say "Fast/Economical Printing") and then back onto "General everyday Printing", the papaer size reverts to "Letter".
Like most people in the UK, I NEVER use "Leeter" size paper. Why is there no way to save changes to the default "Printing Shortcuts" in Vista (I believe you can in XP)? If I pick any of the shortcuts, I have to remember to change the paper size each time.
I have been in lengthy conversations with HP support staff, and the best they can come up with is to use the generic c990 printer driver (which obviously has limited functionality).