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Change Default Scanning Software

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Scanning Software - Assigning a Program to a Scanner Button

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On MFP's (Multi Function Printers), each scanner button opens a pre-selected program when you press it. The default programs they open and the default actions they perform vary and can be edited within Windows Settings.

Problem: How to change default software and assign another Windows Program to a Scanner Button?
Solution: You can assign the scanner buttons to any Windows program that supports scanner events, such as Photoshop Elements. If you have a compatible program, it will appear in the selection window.

The steps you use depend on the version of Windows you have. See the section for your Windows version below.


Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware or Start > Settings > Control Panel.

Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon.

Right-click your scanner’s icon and select Properties.
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Click the Events tab.Scanners3        

In the Select an event list, choose the button to which you want to assign a program.

In the Start this program list, choose the program you want to assign. Only compatible programs appear in the list.
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If you want to be given a choice of programs whenever you press the selected button, click the Prompt for which program to run button instead. If you want to disable the button from opening a program, click the Take no action button instead.

Click Apply, then click OK.

* You must restart your computer before using the newly assigned scanner buttons.



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