Connecting or turning on a scanner does nothing

Bug #916006 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2012-01-13
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Simple Scan

Bug Description

1. While logged in, connect a scanner, or turn on an already-connected scanner.

What happens: Nothing. (Disclaimer: I haven't actually tested this.)

What should happen: Simple Scan should open.

I suggest adding an option to Simple Scan's Preferences, on by default, to "Open Simple Scan when I connect a scanner". This does not mean it should open because when you log in to Ubuntu; only if you connect or turn on a scanner after logging in.

(Similar to bug 483399, about launching Simple Scan when a scanner's Scan button is pressed.)

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

somewhat related:

Scanner not detected when connected after program start
Bug #499416

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

There is a similar workflow for cameras, mp3 players, ...
How does that work?

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

By default, Ubuntu opens a dialog when a camera or audio player is connected, offering various actions (show files in the file manager, open the photo manager / music player, etc). In this case there's only one obvious action.

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

But what component is is responsible for displaying that dialog?
Perhaps that tool could also launch simple-scan...

I do not think it is a good idea for simple-scan to be running in the background waiting for a scanner all the time.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I don't think Simple Scan should run in the background all the time either. I didn't suggest that.

Michael Nagel (nailor) on 2012-04-05
Changed in simple-scan:
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Nagel (nailor) on 2012-04-14
Changed in simple-scan:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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