I have a rather older Canon scanner Pixma MP 110. Of course, Canon does not provide any useful drivers (their site is really desperate, frustrating and useless in all means) - the only software I found is a Chinese version with question marks everywhere.
However, if I go to Devices and printers manager under Windows and right-click the scanner, I may use Windows-integrated scanning manager that is in my native language. It has somewhat limited features but is still better than a bunch of buttons full of question marks.
I searched a little and found out that the feature I talk about is called WIA.
Here is the approach, however in Czech, which may sound to you like these question marks sound to me.
After choosing Start scanning a dialog appears. It runs under
explorer.exe, so there is no change finding out what program it actually is.
What I want is to make a desktop shortcut, that would automatically start scanning, without me clicking the "Start scanning" and "Scan".
Also, the scanner has a button to start scanning and my computer recognizes when it's pressed. When I press it, Windows asks me what application should run for the button -- however, no scanner software worked here, nor did any appear in the selection Windows gives me. I was wondering if I could hack this to run any application for that button. (that would be useful if I ever got answer for the primary question).
So the questions once more, if you were too lazy to read that long post:
- How do I make Windows automatically start scanning from installed scanner using batch script or a simple command in
- (optional) How do I assign any application to the button press of my scanner?