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How to Delete a Printer in Mac OS X


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Control the printers available on your Mac to remove clutter and to specify which devices have access to your documents. On computers running the Mac OS X Mavericks operating system, manage printers using the Printers & Scanners section of the System Preferences panel.

Deleting a Printer

  • To delete a printer in OS X Mavericks, start by clicking the “Apple” menu in the upper-left corner of your screen. Select “System Preferences” and then click “Printers & Scanners” to load a list of devices currently configured for use with your Mac. Select the printer you want to delete and then click the “-“ icon located at the bottom of the list of printers to remove the device.

Setting Your Default Printer

  • Deleting the default printer causes OS X to automatically choose another default printer from your list of configured devices.
  • If the printer your Mac automatically selects for default use is not the one you want to use, manually set the default printer using the Printers & Scanners section of your Mac’s System Preferences. Click the “Apple” menu, select “Printers & Scanners,” click the “Default Printer” menu and select the printer you want to use.



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