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My printer keeps using the paper from the main tray, not the photo paper in the 4X6 tray. Where do I change this setting. I have it set to "photo" and 4X6 in the options. Is there a way to define where you want the paper to come from?

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The option you are after can be found on the Print screen, if you click on the button saying Printer Preferences. Normally you will have multiple tabs, so click on the one saying Paper and on the Paper Tray option select Manual Feeder.

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