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

Rick Berger rckbrgr at
Sat Jun 11 01:23:06 UTC 2016

Haven't made much progress, did check your suggestions, nothing seemed 

I've also realized there are other applications like Nautilus and Evince 
that don't show their menu bar.

I did try booting into a 32bit 13.04 version I forgot I installed a 
couple of years ago as the second system in the dual boot of this 
system, it shows the menu bar alright. The menus appear at top of the 
screen when moused over. This at least suggests it's not the monitor. 
13.04 didn't seem to have an option to switch them to the application's 

Oh, I did try a Guest Session and there was no different.

I'm temped to install 16.04 over top of the 13.04 system, just to see 
what that gives me.

On 16-06-10 09:54 AM, Tommy Trussell wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 12:57 AM, Rick Berger <rckbrgr at 
> <mailto: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
>>     <mailto: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 <mailto: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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