default printer settings question

default printer settings question

Post by Edward Wal » Thu, 30 Oct 2003 21:45:20

i'm trying to do three things:
1. gather specific information about a printer (color vs bw, paper
orientation, network vs local, etc.)
2. set windows' default printer
3. set things like paper orientation and margins in the default settings of
a specific printer

i'm sure there's a section in the API for this, but I just seem to be
missing it. any pointers or ideas would much appreciated.


1. store default printer, change printer and then restore default printer?

2. Windows XP and RightFax printer change default printer setting

I have workstations that are running Windows XP Professional and that use
Captaris RightFax faxing software. This works by using a standard HP
LaserJet4 printer driver that is setup to talk to the fax server.

The problem I have is that every once in a while the RightFax printer will
steal the Default Printer setting. This printer is NEVER set as default on
any of our computers. The person can use their computer for several weeks
without any problems and then for 3 or 4 days in a row the RightFax printer
will set itself as default.

This is only happening with the RightFax printer and with no other printer.
I have tried contacting Captaris with this problem but they will not talk
with us since we don't have one of their exorbitantly high price support

Is this a problem with Windows XP? Has anyone else experienced this problem
or know how to solve it?

Thank you!

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