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Since my printer has scanning capabilities, the Printers & Scanners pane in System Preferences has the "Scan" tab available. This is the only known place to start and scan one's document.

I am looking for a quicker way to access my printer scanning window. searches for AppleScript and Automator solutions did not helped me.

Am I that bad a searching? The smallest hint will be appreciated.

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The Image Capture application can do this for you. Just connect your printer and launch the application. It comes with OS X.

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Image borrowed from: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4505. You can also find instructions there under the heading How to scan.

  • Thank you, I might also type in Spotlight Search the name of my printer wich will bring up the necessary interface with "scan" top-right of the window. I now have the necessary info to search for a way to create an Automator/appleScript that 1-click-scan my document; maybe you can enlighten us with a nice resource for that.. – TontonDuBled Sep 12 '14 at 16:37
  • @Buscar People's votes are their own. No-one should be compelled to upvote anything. If you disagree feel free to raise this on Ask Different Meta. – grg Sep 12 '14 at 18:21
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Preview.app has some built-in scanning functionality you might try.

Open up the program, then go to File / Import from <Your Scanner>... if your computer finds any nearby scanners (attached via usb or over a network should both work).

  • although your solution is a totally valid one, i chose @Koen-van-Rhee 's answer as it is just a tad easier/faster to work with. – TontonDuBled Sep 12 '14 at 16:41

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