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Is it possible to use xsane in a single window mode (just like in gimp since version 2.8)? If it's not possible by default is there any compile option to achieve this?

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unfortunately xsane is not capable of running on a single window as GIMP does.

Even running it through GIMP, it will use its own interface rather than GIMP's.

At this point there's only a few things left to do: - Arm yourself of patience, and divert your request directly at either the author himself or the SANE mailing list (where you might discover the question's not new) - If you know how to code, and got time, you could help the author by providing patches to him to create a single-window mode for xsane.

Please update the post in case you decide to take action, so people landing here might find an update to it.

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