How does one set Simple Scan to scan at 11" from a Brother DCP7065DN's page feeder?

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Fri Jun 10 13:54:11 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 12:57 AM, Rick Berger <rckbrgr at> wrote:

> Thanks for pointing out the menu bar. I don't have it. I must of turned it
> off somewhere along the line. I just tried switching options in System
> Settings - Appearance - Behavior  - "Show the menus for a window". It still
> won't appear. I'll hunt around tomorrow to fined out where one switch's it
> back on.

Do you now, or did you ever have more than one screen attached? Are you
using a monitor with underscan (like a TV) that doesn't display all the way
to the edge of the image? Maybe the menu is going somewhere you cannot see.

You might check

System Settings --> Displays

and see if it shows more than one display, and also see what you have set
for the "Scale" of the menu and title bars.

And finally, you can open a Guest Session and see if you can see the menus
there, (or create a new temporary user account). If the menus operate
correctly in a new account, or in the Guest Session, then I would suspect
corrupted settings files somewhere in your home directory.

> On 16-06-09 11:13 PM, Tommy Trussell wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 5:15 PM, Rick Berger <rckbrgr at> wrote:
>> This hasn't been a high priority for me, thus the lag in responding, but
>> I did try cropping before scanning from the feeder, and it didn't help.
>> You indicated twiddling a Preferences setting, what version of
>> Simple-Scan are you using? I'm using 3.12.3 on Ubuntu 14.04, it doesn't
>> have a Document menu.
> Yes, I use version 3.12.3 on Ubuntu 14.04. (I haven't yet upgraded my
> primary systems to 16.04 "Xenial.")
> The document menu is in the menu bar, which in Unity is normally visible
> when you mouse to the top of the screen when the application window is
> active. The Simple Scan application puts three menus in the menu bar:
> Document, Page, and Help.
> P.S.: One cool thing you may have never noticed (since you didn't see the
> menu) is the keyboard accelerators -- I have found when I can't use the
> automatic feeder I can stretch my keyboard over to the scanner and kick off
> scans using Ctrl+1. (That way I don't have to tinker with the Brother scan
> daemon that's required to activate the scan button on the device's front
> panel.)
>> On 16-06-06 06:50 PM, Tommy Trussell wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 6:33 PM, Rick Berger < <rckbrgr at>
>> rckbrgr at> wrote:
>>> When scanning from the page feeder on my Brother DCP7065DN
>>> printer/scanner, all th pages are scanned as legal, 14". Is there a way to
>>> set Simple Scan to scan at 11" from the feeder?
>> I have been using SimpleScan for years on my Brother DCP7020
>> printer/scanner, and most documents I scan are 8.5 x 11 inches, though the
>> scanner always scans a slightly different default size and I always choose
>> to Crop the scan to "Letter" size before beginning the scan. (You can crop
>> after the scan, but it's much faster to have it crop from the start.)
>> I recently switched to scanning some 14 inch "Legal" documents, and was
>> surprised when it didn't switch back to Letter size by itself. I believe I
>> had to twiddle the settings under Document --> Preferences to get it back
>> to 8.5 x 11 again.
>> If that doesn't work for you, first I would suggest you check on the
>> Brother Linux support site to see if you have the latest version of their
>> scanner driver for your hardware and your version of Ubuntu. I know on my
>> scanner the driver lags WAY behind my version of Ubuntu (since the DCP7020
>> is so old) but I was able to futz around with it and make the latest
>> version work on Ubuntu 14.04 even though the actual package was broken and
>> didn't install correctly.
>> When I'm ready to update that computer to Ubuntu 16.04 I fully expect to
>> have to kick and jiggle the Brother scanner package to get it to work all
>> over again.... and if it doesn't.... I'll have to come up with something
>> else. :-)
>> Be sure to report back here if you run into trouble. I am not at that
>> computer now so let me know if you need specific details about the driver.
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