Default printer selection rules

Overrides Google Chrome default printer selection rules.

This policy determines the rules for selecting the default printer in Google Chrome which happens the first time the print function is used with a profile.

When this policy is set, Google Chrome will attempt to find a printer matching all of the specified attributes, and select it as default printer. The first printer found matching the policy is selected, in case of non-unique match any matching printer can be selected, depending on the order printers are discovered.

If this policy is not set or matching printer is not found within the timeout, the printer defaults to built-in PDF printer or no printer selected, when PDF printer is not available.

Printers connected to Google Cloud Print are considered "cloud", the rest of the printers are classified as "local".
Omitting a field means all values match, for example, not specifying connectivity will cause Print Preview to initiate the discovery of all kinds of printers, local and cloud.
Regular expression patterns must follow the JavaScript RegExp syntax and matches are case sensistive.
See for more information about schema and formatting.

Example value: { "kind": "cloud", "idPattern": ".*public", "namePattern": ".*Color" }

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Default printer selection rules

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
Value NameDefaultPrinterSelection
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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