I want to add copy button to main toolbar in Simple scan

Asked by Dale Davidson on 2018-09-04

I want to add copy button to main toolbar in Simple scan. Need to know how to do it.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

What do you expect from "adding a copy button to main toolbar"?
Just adding a button will do nothing. I assume that you would additionally have to enhance the program with functionality to redirect the scan input to a printer, etc.

For hints how to change the application I suggest that you have a look at https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/simple-scan/

Dale Davidson (daled) said : #2

It will make it easier for my wife to use. The printer itself has 3 buttons on the front. It would also be nice to have it fire off a copy by pushing a button. Thanks

Dale Davidson (daled) said : #3

I misspoke. The scanner has 3 buttons on the front , one of which is a copy/scan button. It would be nice if the buttons worked as intended.

So you want to be able to use the button on the printer to kick off a print?

If so, if you load the applicdation, then press the button, does it work OK?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

What make and model is that scanner/printer device?
What does the user manual tell about that button?

Dale Davidson (daled) said : #6

The scanner is an Acer640BU. The buttons worked with the provided Windows drivers and software. Its all out of date now however. I could try setting it up in wine, but I am not sure if is worth the effort.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #7

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