Steps to change Brother printer default settings on mac or Apple. The default printer is the one displayed when the Print dialog box appears. If the message “No printer selected” appears in the Print dialog box, you need to add a new printer. The first Brother printer you add becomes the default printer, but you can change the printer at any time. Sometimes, the printer says offline do not respond due to the default setting of the mac printer.

How do i change the default settings on my brother printer mac

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu> System Preferences, then click Printers & Scanners.
  2. Click the Default Printer pop-up menu, then choose an option.
  3. When you want the default to always use the same printer, select it.
  4. Now use a different printer for printing, the specified brother printer will still be used by default.
  5. Last used printer to always be the default printer, select the “Last used” option. macOS remembers the last used printer on the current network location.
  6. For example, the last printer you used may change depending on whether you are at home or at work.

Note: To quickly select a default brother printer, in the Printers & Scanners pane, Control-click the printer in the Printers list, then select Set Default Printer from the shortcut menu.

How to change Brother printer name and location information on mac

You can enter a new name and location for your printer so others can find it more quickly. This information is contained in the Printers & Scanners preference pane.

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu> System Preferences, then click Printers & Scanners.
  2. Select your printer from the list on the left.
  3. Click the Options & Supplies button, then select the General tab.
  4. Enter a new name and location in the Name and Location fields.
  5. Name: Enter a descriptive name for the printer (for example, “color laser printer”).
  6. Location. Enter a description for the location of the printer (for example, “out of the office”).
  7. Show printer web page. Click this button to view information about the printer on the Internet (not available for all printers).
  8. Find a printer. If you have multiple printers with the same name and are not sure which printer you are using.
  9. Press this button to display a message on the printer screen or to play a beep on the printer (not available for all printers).

Note: To quickly rename a printer, Control-click the printer in the list of printers under Printers & Scanners preferences, then select Rename Printer from the context menu, enter a name and location, and click OK. Thus, easy to change Brother  printer default settings on mac and printer easily.