Thursday, August 23, 2012


Okay, calm down.  It's not like there's a dragon at the gate.  Or for my Republican readers (are there any???) that a hurricane is expected to strike Tampa the same day the Republican National Convention is scheduled to start there.  God's will?  (Heh-heh.)

No, my problem and need for help is much easier than that.  It's about my printer.  I have an HP Officejet 6300 All-in-One machine.  It does faxes, it makes copies, and occasionally, it prints.

You will notice, I said occasionally.  I have found through days and days of experience that each time I want to print I have to go into the software, find Printer Preferences and reset nearly every page.  It always says "Custom Printing" on the Printing Shortcuts page.  I have to change that to "General Everyday Printing".  Most of the other pages have "Type New Quickset Name Here".  I have to change that to "Default Print Settings."

Once I've made the changes, I tell the machine to print something and it usually works like a charm.  But the next time I want to print something, I have to go in and make all those changes again. 

Seems to me there ought to be a way for me to lock those changes in so I wouldn't have to change them every time.

Any wizards out there with a solution?


  1. Sorry, no help from me Bruce. All I ever know to do is give it a good whack on the side. (Technological Neanderthal, remember?)


  2. Going into printers/faxes from your control panel, right-clicking on the printer in question, going to preferences, and resetting your pages in there SHOULD set them permanently unless the application has other defaults. If that doesn't work, I'd uninstall the print driver and re-install it.

  3. Wish I could ride in to the rescue but I'm a computer dolt.

  4. Therein is your problem...HP.

    Nevertheless, glad Mr. Check fixed you up.

  5. Not too much my cup of tea, I had to fight with ours too and still am sometimes :-)
    Usually there is a little square to check in front of "always print with current settings." I wish you more luck.


Spammers are back so comment moderation is back on. Sorry.