Is it possible to set up a printer, so it will always print in black and white?
You can define a preset from the print dialog. First change the settings for what you want, and then choose the Presets > Save As… menu.
If you leave your preset selected, it will be selected the next time also, so you will never have to change it.
@ughoavgfhw's answer is incomplete. Some applications (like Google Chrome) will not use the last used preset, but will use the default preset. In order to have such applications adhere to your default settings, you have to interact with the underlying printing system CUPS. These steps will get you there:
cupsctl WebInterface=yesusing the Terminal application (only required once).
- Browse to
- Go to Printers
- Select printer to modify
Set Default Optionsfrom the second drop-down
Black(this step might be different for your printer)
Set Default Optionsand presto!
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