Note: If you got here using a web search engine, you can find the program here.
Disclaimer: Although LW Default seems to work fine, it is distributed "as is". Use at your own risk. So there.
LW Default is officially supported by the Baylor ITC and is (was?) on the "standard config".
LW Default is a startup application that sets your LaserWriter to a specified default by copying and restoring the appropriate resources into the LaserWriter file. The defaults are stored in the resource force of the LaserWriter file itself. To set the current LaserWriter, hold the CMD key while opening. LW Default is designed to run under System 7 at start up (i.e. in the Startup Items folder) but it can be run at any time to set the LW without going to the Chooser. It does not work with the LaserWriter 8 driver because it handles the selected LW differently. Note that Apple discourages developers from writing programs that change the current printer information by methods other than the Chooser because it might possibly (probably?) break in the future. Oh, well.
If you have any questions, comments, (constructive) criticism, or bug reports please let me know. You can contact me at the address(es) below.
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