Print command opens Send to OneNote, Save As, Send Fax, etc, dialogue boxes

When you go on to print any documents or images, after clicking on Print, you find that Send to OneNote, Send Fax, Send to SnagIt, Send to Microsoft XPS Document Writer, Save As dialogue box is opened, then you may have to set your default printer.

Print command causes Save As, Send to OneNote, etc to open

Print command opens

When you normally want to print anything, from the File menu, you select Print. You expect the Print dialogue box to open. But instead you may get a Print box with some other option pre-selected, like Fax, OneNote, XPS document printer and so on. You have to manually change the option every time, which can be quite irritating. For Office documents, you may find that a Send to OneNote, Send Fax, Send to SnagIt, Send to Microsoft XPS Document Writer dialogue box is opened. This can be quite irritating.

This happens because such other software, like OneNote for example, come with small print drivers that can direct an output from a computer to the printer. But what happens is that such print drivers may override your default printer settings and make every print job send to itself. This could also happen if when you installed such software, you had not installed any physical printer on your Windows computer.

To resolve this issue, you will have to set your printer as the default printing device.

Set default printer in Windows

Do the following to set your physical printer as the default.

Open Control Panel > Hardware and Sounds > Devices and Printers

Set default printer in Windows

Select your physical printer, right-click on it and select Set as default printer.

Now try again and see if it works. It should.

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