I have an HP Deskjet with integrated scanner. It has a "Scan" button on its top, but this button does not interact with the xsane program on my Debian machine: To get a page scanned, I have to initiate the scanning process from xsane.

Is there a setting (or a scan program) that allows me to press the scan button and cause the program to scan a page?

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If the scanner's buttons are supported by sane you can use scanbd to make them functional. You can find detailed instructions here.


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