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Anonymous
October 7, 2004 2:18:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I just installed a new Brother multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax and
discovered something terrible about Microsoft Windows XP!

Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine
interface with the computer through the Windows scanner dialog box! This is
the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed glass), type of
scan (color, B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!

Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper size drop
down list many, many different sizes of paper, most of which I would never
in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese post card?). All these do
is clutter up the list making it very hard to look for the one you want.
Conspicuously missing, however, is "LEGAL" size paper!!! One of the most
common sizes in use today everywhere!! What were they smoking at Microsoft
when they decided that Japanese post card (and many other useless sizes) was
more important that common "Legal" size paper (8.5" x 14" for those of you
at Microsoft)???

In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color or B&W,
the default scan resolution is 100 d.p.i.!!! You can change it to a higher
resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SCAN!!! Then,
when you do this the selector for type of scan moves to "Custom". There is
no way I can see to set the default resolution for color, black & white or
grayscale to anything other than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired at!

Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort of
solution to this? I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft
can be employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those
that designed this interface!

Thanks to anyone that can help!

--
DWK
Simi Valley, CA
USA
Anonymous
October 7, 2004 6:36:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only display the scanner functions which are offered by the
device drivers. You may want to visit the Manufacturer website and download the latest drivers for your multifunction
hardware.

>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and
>moronic as those that designed this interface!

Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers. Please refrain from using such inflammatory
language on public newsgroups.


--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I just installed a new Brother multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax and discovered something terrible about
>Microsoft Windows XP!
>
> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine interface with the computer through the Windows
> scanner dialog box! This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed glass), type of scan (color, B&W,
> grayscale) and the paper size!
>
> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper size drop down list many, many different sizes of
> paper, most of which I would never in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese post card?). All these do is
> clutter up the list making it very hard to look for the one you want. Conspicuously missing, however, is "LEGAL" size
> paper!!! One of the most common sizes in use today everywhere!! What were they smoking at Microsoft when they decided
> that Japanese post card (and many other useless sizes) was more important that common "Legal" size paper (8.5" x 14"
> for those of you at Microsoft)???
>
> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color or B&W, the default scan resolution is 100
> d.p.i.!!! You can change it to a higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SCAN!!! Then, when
> you do this the selector for type of scan moves to "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the default resolution
> for color, black & white or grayscale to anything other than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired at!
>
> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort of solution to this? I am having a real hard
> time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those that
> designed this interface!
>
> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>
> --
> DWK
> Simi Valley, CA
> USA
>
>
Anonymous
October 7, 2004 6:36:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are saying is
not true. There is a thing called "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)" that
controls the interfacing of scanners. I know this for two reasons. First I
spent about an hour and a half on the phone this morning with Brother
International tech support trying to get this machine installed and they
told me of this fact. Secondly, the device interface I encounter with the
Brother scanner is exactly the same as the interface I was forced to use
just yesterday when I had my previous HP LaserJet 3030 attached to the
computer. I know this interface is NOT from Brother or, for that matter,
from HP because it is identical. Besides... it has that typical "Microsoft"
look and feel to it. One more thing, when using any software that accesses
the scanner the name of the acquisition device in the "Select Device" drop
down list starts with WIA, proof that Windows is interfering with the use of
the machine.

Thanks,

DWK


"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only display
> the scanner functions which are offered by the device drivers. You may
> want to visit the Manufacturer website and download the latest drivers for
> your multifunction hardware.
>
>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be employing
>>people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those that designed
>>this interface!
>
> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers.
> Please refrain from using such inflammatory language on public newsgroups.
>
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax
>>and discovered something terrible about Microsoft Windows XP!
>>
>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine
>> interface with the computer through the Windows scanner dialog box! This
>> is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed glass), type
>> of scan (color, B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!
>>
>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper size
>> drop down list many, many different sizes of paper, most of which I would
>> never in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese post card?). All
>> these do is clutter up the list making it very hard to look for the one
>> you want. Conspicuously missing, however, is "LEGAL" size paper!!! One of
>> the most common sizes in use today everywhere!! What were they smoking at
>> Microsoft when they decided that Japanese post card (and many other
>> useless sizes) was more important that common "Legal" size paper (8.5" x
>> 14" for those of you at Microsoft)???
>>
>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color or
>> B&W, the default scan resolution is 100 d.p.i.!!! You can change it to a
>> higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU
>> SCAN!!! Then, when you do this the selector for type of scan moves to
>> "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the default resolution for
>> color, black & white or grayscale to anything other than the 100 d.p.i.
>> it is hardwired at!
>>
>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort of
>> solution to this? I am having a real hard time understanding how
>> Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and
>> moronic as those that designed this interface!
>>
>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>
>> --
>> DWK
>> Simi Valley, CA
>> USA
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
October 7, 2004 9:14:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

Directly quoting from http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...

"The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) application programming interface (API) is standardized for acquiring
digital images from devices that are primarily used to capture still images and for managing these devices."

You can get more info about the WIA here:

About Windows Image Acquisition
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...

If you want to access the added functionalities of your scanner/printer, please use the specialised software that comes
with it.

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:eUhGqhJrEHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are saying is not true. There is a thing called "Windows
> Image Acquisition (WIA)" that controls the interfacing of scanners. I know this for two reasons. First I spent about
> an hour and a half on the phone this morning with Brother International tech support trying to get this machine
> installed and they told me of this fact. Secondly, the device interface I encounter with the Brother scanner is
> exactly the same as the interface I was forced to use just yesterday when I had my previous HP LaserJet 3030 attached
> to the computer. I know this interface is NOT from Brother or, for that matter, from HP because it is identical.
> Besides... it has that typical "Microsoft" look and feel to it. One more thing, when using any software that accesses
> the scanner the name of the acquisition device in the "Select Device" drop down list starts with WIA, proof that
> Windows is interfering with the use of the machine.
>
> Thanks,
>
> DWK
>
>
> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only display the scanner functions which are offered by
>> the device drivers. You may want to visit the Manufacturer website and download the latest drivers for your
>> multifunction hardware.
>>
>>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and
>>>moronic as those that designed this interface!
>>
>> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers. Please refrain from using such inflammatory
>> language on public newsgroups.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax and discovered something terrible about
>>>Microsoft Windows XP!
>>>
>>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine interface with the computer through the Windows
>>> scanner dialog box! This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed glass), type of scan (color,
>>> B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!
>>>
>>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper size drop down list many, many different sizes of
>>> paper, most of which I would never in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese post card?). All these do is
>>> clutter up the list making it very hard to look for the one you want. Conspicuously missing, however, is "LEGAL"
>>> size paper!!! One of the most common sizes in use today everywhere!! What were they smoking at Microsoft when they
>>> decided that Japanese post card (and many other useless sizes) was more important that common "Legal" size paper
>>> (8.5" x 14" for those of you at Microsoft)???
>>>
>>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color or B&W, the default scan resolution is 100
>>> d.p.i.!!! You can change it to a higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SCAN!!! Then,
>>> when you do this the selector for type of scan moves to "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the default
>>> resolution for color, black & white or grayscale to anything other than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired at!
>>>
>>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort of solution to this? I am having a real hard
>>> time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those that
>>> designed this interface!
>>>
>>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>>
>>> --
>>> DWK
>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>> USA
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 7, 2004 9:14:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

So... you admit that "WIA" IS a Microsoft abomination!

There IS NO OTHER INTERFACE OPTION AVAILABLE and there is no "specialized
software" that I can find!

Why does this "WIA" interface offer all manner of paper sizes that are
completely USELESS and clutter up the drop down list, yet offers NO option
for Legal sized paper? The Brother install CD had to include a special
utility just to add "Legal" size to the paper list!!! What can possibly be
the excuse for this? Why does it not allow me to "remove" paper sizes that I
will never in ten lifetimes have any use for? They just get in the way and
make it harder to find what I need!!!

Why does this "WIA" interface insist on defaulting the resolution to 100 dpi
for scans yet offer no option to set the default to anything else? One must
reset this resolution higher EACH AND EVERY TIME!!! It will not remember the
settings. If you do set it to anything other that 100 dpi the selection for
scan type moves down to "Custom", regardless of what it was before!!!

Now do not try to convince me that this is not a Microsoft idiocy!!!! I have
been dealing with computers and Microsoft for over 18 years and I know very
well that this company is known all over for producing garbage software!
They have caused me enormous frustration and wasted time over the years!
They make me so angry I just go ballistic!! They are prone to do things that
make absolutely no sense at all!

But thanks anyway,

DWK

"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%231RuLpKrEHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Directly quoting from
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>
> "The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) application programming
> interface (API) is standardized for acquiring digital images from devices
> that are primarily used to capture still images and for managing these
> devices."
>
> You can get more info about the WIA here:
>
> About Windows Image Acquisition
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>
> If you want to access the added functionalities of your scanner/printer,
> please use the specialised software that comes with it.
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:eUhGqhJrEHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are saying
>> is not true. There is a thing called "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)"
>> that controls the interfacing of scanners. I know this for two reasons.
>> First I spent about an hour and a half on the phone this morning with
>> Brother International tech support trying to get this machine installed
>> and they told me of this fact. Secondly, the device interface I encounter
>> with the Brother scanner is exactly the same as the interface I was
>> forced to use just yesterday when I had my previous HP LaserJet 3030
>> attached to the computer. I know this interface is NOT from Brother or,
>> for that matter, from HP because it is identical. Besides... it has that
>> typical "Microsoft" look and feel to it. One more thing, when using any
>> software that accesses the scanner the name of the acquisition device in
>> the "Select Device" drop down list starts with WIA, proof that Windows is
>> interfering with the use of the machine.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> DWK
>>
>>
>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only display
>>> the scanner functions which are offered by the device drivers. You may
>>> want to visit the Manufacturer website and download the latest drivers
>>> for your multifunction hardware.
>>>
>>>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be
>>>>employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those that
>>>>designed this interface!
>>>
>>> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers.
>>> Please refrain from using such inflammatory language on public
>>> newsgroups.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Anando
>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>
>>> Folder customizations
>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>
>>> Protect your PC!
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>
>>>
>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax
>>>>and discovered something terrible about Microsoft Windows XP!
>>>>
>>>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine
>>>> interface with the computer through the Windows scanner dialog box!
>>>> This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed
>>>> glass), type of scan (color, B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!
>>>>
>>>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper size
>>>> drop down list many, many different sizes of paper, most of which I
>>>> would never in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese post
>>>> card?). All these do is clutter up the list making it very hard to look
>>>> for the one you want. Conspicuously missing, however, is "LEGAL" size
>>>> paper!!! One of the most common sizes in use today everywhere!! What
>>>> were they smoking at Microsoft when they decided that Japanese post
>>>> card (and many other useless sizes) was more important that common
>>>> "Legal" size paper (8.5" x 14" for those of you at Microsoft)???
>>>>
>>>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color or
>>>> B&W, the default scan resolution is 100 d.p.i.!!! You can change it to
>>>> a higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU
>>>> SCAN!!! Then, when you do this the selector for type of scan moves to
>>>> "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the default resolution for
>>>> color, black & white or grayscale to anything other than the 100 d.p.i.
>>>> it is hardwired at!
>>>>
>>>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort
>>>> of solution to this? I am having a real hard time understanding how
>>>> Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and
>>>> moronic as those that designed this interface!
>>>>
>>>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> DWK
>>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>>> USA
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 8, 2004 11:36:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

The very basic 'plain-vanilla' drivers are included in Windows XP so that the basic functionalities of the hardware can
be utilised. Anything above that is the resposibility of the hardware manufacturers. If you did not get a specialised
software with the all-in-one, please contact the manufacturer.

If you have any suggestions for Microsoft, you may post them here:
http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:esU5w6LrEHA.756@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> So... you admit that "WIA" IS a Microsoft abomination!
>
> There IS NO OTHER INTERFACE OPTION AVAILABLE and there is no "specialized software" that I can find!
>
> Why does this "WIA" interface offer all manner of paper sizes that are completely USELESS and clutter up the drop down
> list, yet offers NO option for Legal sized paper? The Brother install CD had to include a special utility just to add
> "Legal" size to the paper list!!! What can possibly be the excuse for this? Why does it not allow me to "remove" paper
> sizes that I will never in ten lifetimes have any use for? They just get in the way and make it harder to find what I
> need!!!
>
> Why does this "WIA" interface insist on defaulting the resolution to 100 dpi for scans yet offer no option to set the
> default to anything else? One must reset this resolution higher EACH AND EVERY TIME!!! It will not remember the
> settings. If you do set it to anything other that 100 dpi the selection for scan type moves down to "Custom",
> regardless of what it was before!!!
>
> Now do not try to convince me that this is not a Microsoft idiocy!!!! I have been dealing with computers and Microsoft
> for over 18 years and I know very well that this company is known all over for producing garbage software! They have
> caused me enormous frustration and wasted time over the years! They make me so angry I just go ballistic!! They are
> prone to do things that make absolutely no sense at all!
>
> But thanks anyway,
>
> DWK
>
> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:%231RuLpKrEHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Directly quoting from
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>
>> "The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) application programming interface (API) is standardized for acquiring
>> digital images from devices that are primarily used to capture still images and for managing these devices."
>>
>> You can get more info about the WIA here:
>>
>> About Windows Image Acquisition
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>
>> If you want to access the added functionalities of your scanner/printer, please use the specialised software that
>> comes with it.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:eUhGqhJrEHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are saying is not true. There is a thing called
>>> "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)" that controls the interfacing of scanners. I know this for two reasons. First I
>>> spent about an hour and a half on the phone this morning with Brother International tech support trying to get this
>>> machine installed and they told me of this fact. Secondly, the device interface I encounter with the Brother scanner
>>> is exactly the same as the interface I was forced to use just yesterday when I had my previous HP LaserJet 3030
>>> attached to the computer. I know this interface is NOT from Brother or, for that matter, from HP because it is
>>> identical. Besides... it has that typical "Microsoft" look and feel to it. One more thing, when using any software
>>> that accesses the scanner the name of the acquisition device in the "Select Device" drop down list starts with WIA,
>>> proof that Windows is interfering with the use of the machine.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> DWK
>>>
>>>
>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only display the scanner functions which are offered by
>>>> the device drivers. You may want to visit the Manufacturer website and download the latest drivers for your
>>>> multifunction hardware.
>>>>
>>>>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and
>>>>>moronic as those that designed this interface!
>>>>
>>>> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers. Please refrain from using such inflammatory
>>>> language on public newsgroups.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Anando
>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>
>>>> Folder customizations
>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>
>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax and discovered something terrible about
>>>>>Microsoft Windows XP!
>>>>>
>>>>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine interface with the computer through the
>>>>> Windows scanner dialog box! This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed glass), type of scan
>>>>> (color, B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!
>>>>>
>>>>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper size drop down list many, many different sizes
>>>>> of paper, most of which I would never in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese post card?). All these do
>>>>> is clutter up the list making it very hard to look for the one you want. Conspicuously missing, however, is
>>>>> "LEGAL" size paper!!! One of the most common sizes in use today everywhere!! What were they smoking at Microsoft
>>>>> when they decided that Japanese post card (and many other useless sizes) was more important that common "Legal"
>>>>> size paper (8.5" x 14" for those of you at Microsoft)???
>>>>>
>>>>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color or B&W, the default scan resolution is 100
>>>>> d.p.i.!!! You can change it to a higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SCAN!!! Then,
>>>>> when you do this the selector for type of scan moves to "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the default
>>>>> resolution for color, black & white or grayscale to anything other than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired at!
>>>>>
>>>>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort of solution to this? I am having a real hard
>>>>> time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those that
>>>>> designed this interface!
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> DWK
>>>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>>>> USA
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 9, 2004 2:59:00 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi Anando:

I understand what you are saying and I have, in fact, been writing to
Brother International about this matter. Thanks for the "suggestion" link, I
will send Microsoft a suggestion about this (as if they care what I think).
Just the same, even for a basic "plain-vanilla" driver there is absolutely
NO EXCUSE for leaving out "legal" size paper or not designing the driver to
remember the resolution settings of the user. It's just like Outlook Express
not having a "print preview" like every other program has.

As a matter of fact, I am sure the code to tell this WIA driver to set the
default resolution to 100 dpi must exist somewhere, probably in the
Registry. What I would like to know, perhaps from some hacker out there, is
where would I look for this code and how can I tweak it to something higher,
such as 300 dpi. Or, maybe there is some third party software out there than
can replace this scanner interface with something much better. I think I
will go now and do a search. :o )

Regards,

--
DWK
Simi Valley, CA
USA


"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uiMV4cYrEHA.3900@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> The very basic 'plain-vanilla' drivers are included in Windows XP so that
> the basic functionalities of the hardware can be utilised. Anything above
> that is the resposibility of the hardware manufacturers. If you did not
> get a specialised software with the all-in-one, please contact the
> manufacturer.
>
> If you have any suggestions for Microsoft, you may post them here:
> http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:esU5w6LrEHA.756@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> So... you admit that "WIA" IS a Microsoft abomination!
>>
>> There IS NO OTHER INTERFACE OPTION AVAILABLE and there is no "specialized
>> software" that I can find!
>>
>> Why does this "WIA" interface offer all manner of paper sizes that are
>> completely USELESS and clutter up the drop down list, yet offers NO
>> option for Legal sized paper? The Brother install CD had to include a
>> special utility just to add "Legal" size to the paper list!!! What can
>> possibly be the excuse for this? Why does it not allow me to "remove"
>> paper sizes that I will never in ten lifetimes have any use for? They
>> just get in the way and make it harder to find what I need!!!
>>
>> Why does this "WIA" interface insist on defaulting the resolution to 100
>> dpi for scans yet offer no option to set the default to anything else?
>> One must reset this resolution higher EACH AND EVERY TIME!!! It will not
>> remember the settings. If you do set it to anything other that 100 dpi
>> the selection for scan type moves down to "Custom", regardless of what it
>> was before!!!
>>
>> Now do not try to convince me that this is not a Microsoft idiocy!!!! I
>> have been dealing with computers and Microsoft for over 18 years and I
>> know very well that this company is known all over for producing garbage
>> software! They have caused me enormous frustration and wasted time over
>> the years! They make me so angry I just go ballistic!! They are prone to
>> do things that make absolutely no sense at all!
>>
>> But thanks anyway,
>>
>> DWK
>>
>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:%231RuLpKrEHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Directly quoting from
>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>
>>> "The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) application programming
>>> interface (API) is standardized for acquiring digital images from
>>> devices that are primarily used to capture still images and for managing
>>> these devices."
>>>
>>> You can get more info about the WIA here:
>>>
>>> About Windows Image Acquisition
>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>
>>> If you want to access the added functionalities of your scanner/printer,
>>> please use the specialised software that comes with it.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Anando
>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>
>>> Folder customizations
>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>
>>> Protect your PC!
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>
>>>
>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> news:eUhGqhJrEHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are saying
>>>> is not true. There is a thing called "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)"
>>>> that controls the interfacing of scanners. I know this for two reasons.
>>>> First I spent about an hour and a half on the phone this morning with
>>>> Brother International tech support trying to get this machine installed
>>>> and they told me of this fact. Secondly, the device interface I
>>>> encounter with the Brother scanner is exactly the same as the interface
>>>> I was forced to use just yesterday when I had my previous HP LaserJet
>>>> 3030 attached to the computer. I know this interface is NOT from
>>>> Brother or, for that matter, from HP because it is identical.
>>>> Besides... it has that typical "Microsoft" look and feel to it. One
>>>> more thing, when using any software that accesses the scanner the name
>>>> of the acquisition device in the "Select Device" drop down list starts
>>>> with WIA, proof that Windows is interfering with the use of the
>>>> machine.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> DWK
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only
>>>>> display the scanner functions which are offered by the device drivers.
>>>>> You may want to visit the Manufacturer website and download the latest
>>>>> drivers for your multifunction hardware.
>>>>>
>>>>>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be
>>>>>>employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those
>>>>>>that designed this interface!
>>>>>
>>>>> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers.
>>>>> Please refrain from using such inflammatory language on public
>>>>> newsgroups.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> Anando
>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>
>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>
>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function
>>>>>>printer/scanner/copier/fax and discovered something terrible about
>>>>>>Microsoft Windows XP!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine
>>>>>> interface with the computer through the Windows scanner dialog box!
>>>>>> This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed
>>>>>> glass), type of scan (color, B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper
>>>>>> size drop down list many, many different sizes of paper, most of
>>>>>> which I would never in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese
>>>>>> post card?). All these do is clutter up the list making it very hard
>>>>>> to look for the one you want. Conspicuously missing, however, is
>>>>>> "LEGAL" size paper!!! One of the most common sizes in use today
>>>>>> everywhere!! What were they smoking at Microsoft when they decided
>>>>>> that Japanese post card (and many other useless sizes) was more
>>>>>> important that common "Legal" size paper (8.5" x 14" for those of you
>>>>>> at Microsoft)???
>>>>>>
>>>>>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color
>>>>>> or B&W, the default scan resolution is 100 d.p.i.!!! You can change
>>>>>> it to a higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE
>>>>>> TIME YOU SCAN!!! Then, when you do this the selector for type of scan
>>>>>> moves to "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the default
>>>>>> resolution for color, black & white or grayscale to anything other
>>>>>> than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired at!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort
>>>>>> of solution to this? I am having a real hard time understanding how
>>>>>> Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and
>>>>>> moronic as those that designed this interface!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>>>>> USA
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 9, 2004 4:53:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

Have you checked out this link ? This place might have some software for your specific printer/scanner/fax.

http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/info/index.html

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:o khvSUcrEHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi Anando:
>
> I understand what you are saying and I have, in fact, been writing to Brother International about this matter. Thanks
> for the "suggestion" link, I will send Microsoft a suggestion about this (as if they care what I think). Just the
> same, even for a basic "plain-vanilla" driver there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for leaving out "legal" size paper or not
> designing the driver to remember the resolution settings of the user. It's just like Outlook Express not having a
> "print preview" like every other program has.
>
> As a matter of fact, I am sure the code to tell this WIA driver to set the default resolution to 100 dpi must exist
> somewhere, probably in the Registry. What I would like to know, perhaps from some hacker out there, is where would I
> look for this code and how can I tweak it to something higher, such as 300 dpi. Or, maybe there is some third party
> software out there than can replace this scanner interface with something much better. I think I will go now and do a
> search. :o )
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> DWK
> Simi Valley, CA
> USA
>
>
> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:uiMV4cYrEHA.3900@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> The very basic 'plain-vanilla' drivers are included in Windows XP so that the basic functionalities of the hardware
>> can be utilised. Anything above that is the resposibility of the hardware manufacturers. If you did not get a
>> specialised software with the all-in-one, please contact the manufacturer.
>>
>> If you have any suggestions for Microsoft, you may post them here:
>> http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:esU5w6LrEHA.756@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>> So... you admit that "WIA" IS a Microsoft abomination!
>>>
>>> There IS NO OTHER INTERFACE OPTION AVAILABLE and there is no "specialized software" that I can find!
>>>
>>> Why does this "WIA" interface offer all manner of paper sizes that are completely USELESS and clutter up the drop
>>> down list, yet offers NO option for Legal sized paper? The Brother install CD had to include a special utility just
>>> to add "Legal" size to the paper list!!! What can possibly be the excuse for this? Why does it not allow me to
>>> "remove" paper sizes that I will never in ten lifetimes have any use for? They just get in the way and make it
>>> harder to find what I need!!!
>>>
>>> Why does this "WIA" interface insist on defaulting the resolution to 100 dpi for scans yet offer no option to set
>>> the default to anything else? One must reset this resolution higher EACH AND EVERY TIME!!! It will not remember the
>>> settings. If you do set it to anything other that 100 dpi the selection for scan type moves down to "Custom",
>>> regardless of what it was before!!!
>>>
>>> Now do not try to convince me that this is not a Microsoft idiocy!!!! I have been dealing with computers and
>>> Microsoft for over 18 years and I know very well that this company is known all over for producing garbage software!
>>> They have caused me enormous frustration and wasted time over the years! They make me so angry I just go ballistic!!
>>> They are prone to do things that make absolutely no sense at all!
>>>
>>> But thanks anyway,
>>>
>>> DWK
>>>
>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:%231RuLpKrEHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Directly quoting from
>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>>
>>>> "The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) application programming interface (API) is standardized for
>>>> acquiring digital images from devices that are primarily used to capture still images and for managing these
>>>> devices."
>>>>
>>>> You can get more info about the WIA here:
>>>>
>>>> About Windows Image Acquisition
>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>>
>>>> If you want to access the added functionalities of your scanner/printer, please use the specialised software that
>>>> comes with it.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Anando
>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>
>>>> Folder customizations
>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>
>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:eUhGqhJrEHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are saying is not true. There is a thing called
>>>>> "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)" that controls the interfacing of scanners. I know this for two reasons. First I
>>>>> spent about an hour and a half on the phone this morning with Brother International tech support trying to get
>>>>> this machine installed and they told me of this fact. Secondly, the device interface I encounter with the Brother
>>>>> scanner is exactly the same as the interface I was forced to use just yesterday when I had my previous HP LaserJet
>>>>> 3030 attached to the computer. I know this interface is NOT from Brother or, for that matter, from HP because it
>>>>> is identical. Besides... it has that typical "Microsoft" look and feel to it. One more thing, when using any
>>>>> software that accesses the scanner the name of the acquisition device in the "Select Device" drop down list starts
>>>>> with WIA, proof that Windows is interfering with the use of the machine.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> DWK
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only display the scanner functions which are offered
>>>>>> by the device drivers. You may want to visit the Manufacturer website and download the latest drivers for your
>>>>>> multifunction hardware.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid
>>>>>>>and moronic as those that designed this interface!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers. Please refrain from using such inflammatory
>>>>>> language on public newsgroups.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anando
>>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax and discovered something terrible about
>>>>>>>Microsoft Windows XP!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine interface with the computer through the
>>>>>>> Windows scanner dialog box! This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed glass), type of
>>>>>>> scan (color, B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper size drop down list many, many different
>>>>>>> sizes of paper, most of which I would never in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese post card?). All
>>>>>>> these do is clutter up the list making it very hard to look for the one you want. Conspicuously missing,
>>>>>>> however, is "LEGAL" size paper!!! One of the most common sizes in use today everywhere!! What were they smoking
>>>>>>> at Microsoft when they decided that Japanese post card (and many other useless sizes) was more important that
>>>>>>> common "Legal" size paper (8.5" x 14" for those of you at Microsoft)???
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color or B&W, the default scan resolution is 100
>>>>>>> d.p.i.!!! You can change it to a higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SCAN!!!
>>>>>>> Then, when you do this the selector for type of scan moves to "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the
>>>>>>> default resolution for color, black & white or grayscale to anything other than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired
>>>>>>> at!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort of solution to this? I am having a real
>>>>>>> hard time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those
>>>>>>> that designed this interface!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>>>>>> USA
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 11, 2004 12:40:37 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thank you! Yes, I have checked it out. Unfortunately, the links on this site
do not respond when I click them. I even have the URL in my "Trusted Sites"
to no avail! Just the same, however, I know these links would only take me
to the Brother download site (where I have been numerous times) which does
not have anything new or different from what I got on the original install
CD.

Thanks just the same!

DWK :o )

"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eRxlnghrEHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Have you checked out this link ? This place might have some software for
> your specific printer/scanner/fax.
>
> http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/info/index.html
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:o khvSUcrEHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Anando:
>>
>> I understand what you are saying and I have, in fact, been writing to
>> Brother International about this matter. Thanks for the "suggestion"
>> link, I will send Microsoft a suggestion about this (as if they care what
>> I think). Just the same, even for a basic "plain-vanilla" driver there is
>> absolutely NO EXCUSE for leaving out "legal" size paper or not designing
>> the driver to remember the resolution settings of the user. It's just
>> like Outlook Express not having a "print preview" like every other
>> program has.
>>
>> As a matter of fact, I am sure the code to tell this WIA driver to set
>> the default resolution to 100 dpi must exist somewhere, probably in the
>> Registry. What I would like to know, perhaps from some hacker out there,
>> is where would I look for this code and how can I tweak it to something
>> higher, such as 300 dpi. Or, maybe there is some third party software out
>> there than can replace this scanner interface with something much better.
>> I think I will go now and do a search. :o )
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> --
>> DWK
>> Simi Valley, CA
>> USA
>>
>>
>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:uiMV4cYrEHA.3900@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> The very basic 'plain-vanilla' drivers are included in Windows XP so
>>> that the basic functionalities of the hardware can be utilised. Anything
>>> above that is the resposibility of the hardware manufacturers. If you
>>> did not get a specialised software with the all-in-one, please contact
>>> the manufacturer.
>>>
>>> If you have any suggestions for Microsoft, you may post them here:
>>> http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Anando
>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>
>>> Folder customizations
>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>
>>> Protect your PC!
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>
>>>
>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> news:esU5w6LrEHA.756@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>>> So... you admit that "WIA" IS a Microsoft abomination!
>>>>
>>>> There IS NO OTHER INTERFACE OPTION AVAILABLE and there is no
>>>> "specialized software" that I can find!
>>>>
>>>> Why does this "WIA" interface offer all manner of paper sizes that are
>>>> completely USELESS and clutter up the drop down list, yet offers NO
>>>> option for Legal sized paper? The Brother install CD had to include a
>>>> special utility just to add "Legal" size to the paper list!!! What can
>>>> possibly be the excuse for this? Why does it not allow me to "remove"
>>>> paper sizes that I will never in ten lifetimes have any use for? They
>>>> just get in the way and make it harder to find what I need!!!
>>>>
>>>> Why does this "WIA" interface insist on defaulting the resolution to
>>>> 100 dpi for scans yet offer no option to set the default to anything
>>>> else? One must reset this resolution higher EACH AND EVERY TIME!!! It
>>>> will not remember the settings. If you do set it to anything other that
>>>> 100 dpi the selection for scan type moves down to "Custom", regardless
>>>> of what it was before!!!
>>>>
>>>> Now do not try to convince me that this is not a Microsoft idiocy!!!! I
>>>> have been dealing with computers and Microsoft for over 18 years and I
>>>> know very well that this company is known all over for producing
>>>> garbage software! They have caused me enormous frustration and wasted
>>>> time over the years! They make me so angry I just go ballistic!! They
>>>> are prone to do things that make absolutely no sense at all!
>>>>
>>>> But thanks anyway,
>>>>
>>>> DWK
>>>>
>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:%231RuLpKrEHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Directly quoting from
>>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>>>
>>>>> "The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) application programming
>>>>> interface (API) is standardized for acquiring digital images from
>>>>> devices that are primarily used to capture still images and for
>>>>> managing these devices."
>>>>>
>>>>> You can get more info about the WIA here:
>>>>>
>>>>> About Windows Image Acquisition
>>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>>>
>>>>> If you want to access the added functionalities of your
>>>>> scanner/printer, please use the specialised software that comes with
>>>>> it.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> Anando
>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>
>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>
>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:eUhGqhJrEHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are
>>>>>> saying is not true. There is a thing called "Windows Image
>>>>>> Acquisition (WIA)" that controls the interfacing of scanners. I know
>>>>>> this for two reasons. First I spent about an hour and a half on the
>>>>>> phone this morning with Brother International tech support trying to
>>>>>> get this machine installed and they told me of this fact. Secondly,
>>>>>> the device interface I encounter with the Brother scanner is exactly
>>>>>> the same as the interface I was forced to use just yesterday when I
>>>>>> had my previous HP LaserJet 3030 attached to the computer. I know
>>>>>> this interface is NOT from Brother or, for that matter, from HP
>>>>>> because it is identical. Besides... it has that typical "Microsoft"
>>>>>> look and feel to it. One more thing, when using any software that
>>>>>> accesses the scanner the name of the acquisition device in the
>>>>>> "Select Device" drop down list starts with WIA, proof that Windows is
>>>>>> interfering with the use of the machine.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only
>>>>>>> display the scanner functions which are offered by the device
>>>>>>> drivers. You may want to visit the Manufacturer website and download
>>>>>>> the latest drivers for your multifunction hardware.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be
>>>>>>>>employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as those
>>>>>>>>that designed this interface!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers.
>>>>>>> Please refrain from using such inflammatory language on public
>>>>>>> newsgroups.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Anando
>>>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function
>>>>>>>>printer/scanner/copier/fax and discovered something terrible about
>>>>>>>>Microsoft Windows XP!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine
>>>>>>>> interface with the computer through the Windows scanner dialog box!
>>>>>>>> This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed
>>>>>>>> glass), type of scan (color, B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper
>>>>>>>> size drop down list many, many different sizes of paper, most of
>>>>>>>> which I would never in my entire life ever have any use for
>>>>>>>> (Japanese post card?). All these do is clutter up the list making
>>>>>>>> it very hard to look for the one you want. Conspicuously missing,
>>>>>>>> however, is "LEGAL" size paper!!! One of the most common sizes in
>>>>>>>> use today everywhere!! What were they smoking at Microsoft when
>>>>>>>> they decided that Japanese post card (and many other useless sizes)
>>>>>>>> was more important that common "Legal" size paper (8.5" x 14" for
>>>>>>>> those of you at Microsoft)???
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color
>>>>>>>> or B&W, the default scan resolution is 100 d.p.i.!!! You can change
>>>>>>>> it to a higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE
>>>>>>>> TIME YOU SCAN!!! Then, when you do this the selector for type of
>>>>>>>> scan moves to "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the
>>>>>>>> default resolution for color, black & white or grayscale to
>>>>>>>> anything other than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired at!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any
>>>>>>>> sort of solution to this? I am having a real hard time
>>>>>>>> understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as
>>>>>>>> completely stupid and moronic as those that designed this
>>>>>>>> interface!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>>>>>>> USA
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 11, 2004 5:57:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I hope it works out for you. Good luck !

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:eSYkTQ0rEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Thank you! Yes, I have checked it out. Unfortunately, the links on this site do not respond when I click them. I even
> have the URL in my "Trusted Sites" to no avail! Just the same, however, I know these links would only take me to the
> Brother download site (where I have been numerous times) which does not have anything new or different from what I got
> on the original install CD.
>
> Thanks just the same!
>
> DWK :o )
>
> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:eRxlnghrEHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Have you checked out this link ? This place might have some software for your specific printer/scanner/fax.
>>
>> http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/info/index.html
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:o khvSUcrEHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi Anando:
>>>
>>> I understand what you are saying and I have, in fact, been writing to Brother International about this matter.
>>> Thanks for the "suggestion" link, I will send Microsoft a suggestion about this (as if they care what I think). Just
>>> the same, even for a basic "plain-vanilla" driver there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for leaving out "legal" size paper
>>> or not designing the driver to remember the resolution settings of the user. It's just like Outlook Express not
>>> having a "print preview" like every other program has.
>>>
>>> As a matter of fact, I am sure the code to tell this WIA driver to set the default resolution to 100 dpi must exist
>>> somewhere, probably in the Registry. What I would like to know, perhaps from some hacker out there, is where would I
>>> look for this code and how can I tweak it to something higher, such as 300 dpi. Or, maybe there is some third party
>>> software out there than can replace this scanner interface with something much better. I think I will go now and do
>>> a search. :o )
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> --
>>> DWK
>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>> USA
>>>
>>>
>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:uiMV4cYrEHA.3900@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> The very basic 'plain-vanilla' drivers are included in Windows XP so that the basic functionalities of the hardware
>>>> can be utilised. Anything above that is the resposibility of the hardware manufacturers. If you did not get a
>>>> specialised software with the all-in-one, please contact the manufacturer.
>>>>
>>>> If you have any suggestions for Microsoft, you may post them here:
>>>> http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Anando
>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>
>>>> Folder customizations
>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>
>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:esU5w6LrEHA.756@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>>>> So... you admit that "WIA" IS a Microsoft abomination!
>>>>>
>>>>> There IS NO OTHER INTERFACE OPTION AVAILABLE and there is no "specialized software" that I can find!
>>>>>
>>>>> Why does this "WIA" interface offer all manner of paper sizes that are completely USELESS and clutter up the drop
>>>>> down list, yet offers NO option for Legal sized paper? The Brother install CD had to include a special utility
>>>>> just to add "Legal" size to the paper list!!! What can possibly be the excuse for this? Why does it not allow me
>>>>> to "remove" paper sizes that I will never in ten lifetimes have any use for? They just get in the way and make it
>>>>> harder to find what I need!!!
>>>>>
>>>>> Why does this "WIA" interface insist on defaulting the resolution to 100 dpi for scans yet offer no option to set
>>>>> the default to anything else? One must reset this resolution higher EACH AND EVERY TIME!!! It will not remember
>>>>> the settings. If you do set it to anything other that 100 dpi the selection for scan type moves down to "Custom",
>>>>> regardless of what it was before!!!
>>>>>
>>>>> Now do not try to convince me that this is not a Microsoft idiocy!!!! I have been dealing with computers and
>>>>> Microsoft for over 18 years and I know very well that this company is known all over for producing garbage
>>>>> software! They have caused me enormous frustration and wasted time over the years! They make me so angry I just go
>>>>> ballistic!! They are prone to do things that make absolutely no sense at all!
>>>>>
>>>>> But thanks anyway,
>>>>>
>>>>> DWK
>>>>>
>>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:%231RuLpKrEHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Directly quoting from
>>>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) application programming interface (API) is standardized for
>>>>>> acquiring digital images from devices that are primarily used to capture still images and for managing these
>>>>>> devices."
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You can get more info about the WIA here:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> About Windows Image Acquisition
>>>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If you want to access the added functionalities of your scanner/printer, please use the specialised software that
>>>>>> comes with it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anando
>>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:eUhGqhJrEHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are saying is not true. There is a thing called
>>>>>>> "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)" that controls the interfacing of scanners. I know this for two reasons. First
>>>>>>> I spent about an hour and a half on the phone this morning with Brother International tech support trying to get
>>>>>>> this machine installed and they told me of this fact. Secondly, the device interface I encounter with the
>>>>>>> Brother scanner is exactly the same as the interface I was forced to use just yesterday when I had my previous
>>>>>>> HP LaserJet 3030 attached to the computer. I know this interface is NOT from Brother or, for that matter, from
>>>>>>> HP because it is identical. Besides... it has that typical "Microsoft" look and feel to it. One more thing, when
>>>>>>> using any software that accesses the scanner the name of the acquisition device in the "Select Device" drop down
>>>>>>> list starts with WIA, proof that Windows is interfering with the use of the machine.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only display the scanner functions which are
>>>>>>>> offered by the device drivers. You may want to visit the Manufacturer website and download the latest drivers
>>>>>>>> for your multifunction hardware.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid
>>>>>>>>>and moronic as those that designed this interface!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its drivers. Please refrain from using such
>>>>>>>> inflammatory language on public newsgroups.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Anando
>>>>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax and discovered something terrible
>>>>>>>>>about Microsoft Windows XP!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the machine interface with the computer through the
>>>>>>>>> Windows scanner dialog box! This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder or flatbed glass), type of
>>>>>>>>> scan (color, B&W, grayscale) and the paper size!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the paper size drop down list many, many different
>>>>>>>>> sizes of paper, most of which I would never in my entire life ever have any use for (Japanese post card?). All
>>>>>>>>> these do is clutter up the list making it very hard to look for the one you want. Conspicuously missing,
>>>>>>>>> however, is "LEGAL" size paper!!! One of the most common sizes in use today everywhere!! What were they
>>>>>>>>> smoking at Microsoft when they decided that Japanese post card (and many other useless sizes) was more
>>>>>>>>> important that common "Legal" size paper (8.5" x 14" for those of you at Microsoft)???
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as color or B&W, the default scan resolution is 100
>>>>>>>>> d.p.i.!!! You can change it to a higher resolution... but you have to do this EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SCAN!!!
>>>>>>>>> Then, when you do this the selector for type of scan moves to "Custom". There is no way I can see to set the
>>>>>>>>> default resolution for color, black & white or grayscale to anything other than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired
>>>>>>>>> at!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any sort of solution to this? I am having a real
>>>>>>>>> hard time understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as
>>>>>>>>> those that designed this interface!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>>>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>>>>>>>> USA
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 11, 2004 5:57:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks! I can only hope that Microsoft continues to get an "earful" from the
public enough to improve the "WIA" interface. In the mean time I am going to
keep the pressure up on Brother International to actually write a decent
scanner interface themselves.

Just this morning, in fact, I had to fax 20 various documents over to
Countrywide in Texas regarding my construction loan. Since there were
various types of papers I could not run them through the sheet feeder. I had
to place each one, one at a time, on the scanner glass. Well, this was VERY
TEDIOUS process because, thanks to Microsoft's "oversight", I had to go
through a 5-step process for each and every sheet I scanned into my fax
program. First, from inside Winfax, I had to select Insert From Scanner,
then select the letter size paper (WIA defaults to the top most listed paper
size in the drop down list which now, due to the Brother utility, is legal
size paper), then I have to select Scanner Glass (it defaults to Sheet
Feeder), then I have to select Black & White (defaults to Color Image), then
I have to select Custom Settings to change the resolution to 200 dpi
(defaults to 100 dpi) which is the fax resolution setting I need. Then, and
only then, could I select Scan. I had to do this with each of the 20 pages!

If Microsoft had been thoughtful enough or if Brother had not been lazy and
had written their own interface driver I could have set it for the first one
and it could have remembered the settings for all the others. It would have
saved me a lot of time and needless work.

Anyway, that's why I get so angry at large unresponsive companies that have
no brains!

Thanks and Take care,

DWK

"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uBL5tN7rEHA.4032@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I hope it works out for you. Good luck !
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:eSYkTQ0rEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Thank you! Yes, I have checked it out. Unfortunately, the links on this
>> site do not respond when I click them. I even have the URL in my "Trusted
>> Sites" to no avail! Just the same, however, I know these links would only
>> take me to the Brother download site (where I have been numerous times)
>> which does not have anything new or different from what I got on the
>> original install CD.
>>
>> Thanks just the same!
>>
>> DWK :o )
>>
>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:eRxlnghrEHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Have you checked out this link ? This place might have some software for
>>> your specific printer/scanner/fax.
>>>
>>> http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/info/index.html
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Anando
>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>
>>> Folder customizations
>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>
>>> Protect your PC!
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>
>>>
>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:o khvSUcrEHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi Anando:
>>>>
>>>> I understand what you are saying and I have, in fact, been writing to
>>>> Brother International about this matter. Thanks for the "suggestion"
>>>> link, I will send Microsoft a suggestion about this (as if they care
>>>> what I think). Just the same, even for a basic "plain-vanilla" driver
>>>> there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for leaving out "legal" size paper or not
>>>> designing the driver to remember the resolution settings of the user.
>>>> It's just like Outlook Express not having a "print preview" like every
>>>> other program has.
>>>>
>>>> As a matter of fact, I am sure the code to tell this WIA driver to set
>>>> the default resolution to 100 dpi must exist somewhere, probably in the
>>>> Registry. What I would like to know, perhaps from some hacker out
>>>> there, is where would I look for this code and how can I tweak it to
>>>> something higher, such as 300 dpi. Or, maybe there is some third party
>>>> software out there than can replace this scanner interface with
>>>> something much better. I think I will go now and do a search. :o )
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> DWK
>>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>>> USA
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:uiMV4cYrEHA.3900@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> The very basic 'plain-vanilla' drivers are included in Windows XP so
>>>>> that the basic functionalities of the hardware can be utilised.
>>>>> Anything above that is the resposibility of the hardware
>>>>> manufacturers. If you did not get a specialised software with the
>>>>> all-in-one, please contact the manufacturer.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you have any suggestions for Microsoft, you may post them here:
>>>>> http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> Anando
>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>
>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>
>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:esU5w6LrEHA.756@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> So... you admit that "WIA" IS a Microsoft abomination!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> There IS NO OTHER INTERFACE OPTION AVAILABLE and there is no
>>>>>> "specialized software" that I can find!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Why does this "WIA" interface offer all manner of paper sizes that
>>>>>> are completely USELESS and clutter up the drop down list, yet offers
>>>>>> NO option for Legal sized paper? The Brother install CD had to
>>>>>> include a special utility just to add "Legal" size to the paper
>>>>>> list!!! What can possibly be the excuse for this? Why does it not
>>>>>> allow me to "remove" paper sizes that I will never in ten lifetimes
>>>>>> have any use for? They just get in the way and make it harder to find
>>>>>> what I need!!!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Why does this "WIA" interface insist on defaulting the resolution to
>>>>>> 100 dpi for scans yet offer no option to set the default to anything
>>>>>> else? One must reset this resolution higher EACH AND EVERY TIME!!! It
>>>>>> will not remember the settings. If you do set it to anything other
>>>>>> that 100 dpi the selection for scan type moves down to "Custom",
>>>>>> regardless of what it was before!!!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Now do not try to convince me that this is not a Microsoft idiocy!!!!
>>>>>> I have been dealing with computers and Microsoft for over 18 years
>>>>>> and I know very well that this company is known all over for
>>>>>> producing garbage software! They have caused me enormous frustration
>>>>>> and wasted time over the years! They make me so angry I just go
>>>>>> ballistic!! They are prone to do things that make absolutely no sense
>>>>>> at all!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But thanks anyway,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:%231RuLpKrEHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Directly quoting from
>>>>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "The Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) application
>>>>>>> programming interface (API) is standardized for acquiring digital
>>>>>>> images from devices that are primarily used to capture still images
>>>>>>> and for managing these devices."
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> You can get more info about the WIA here:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> About Windows Image Acquisition
>>>>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If you want to access the added functionalities of your
>>>>>>> scanner/printer, please use the specialised software that comes with
>>>>>>> it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Anando
>>>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:eUhGqhJrEHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> Thank you for responding but, with all due respect, what you are
>>>>>>>> saying is not true. There is a thing called "Windows Image
>>>>>>>> Acquisition (WIA)" that controls the interfacing of scanners. I
>>>>>>>> know this for two reasons. First I spent about an hour and a half
>>>>>>>> on the phone this morning with Brother International tech support
>>>>>>>> trying to get this machine installed and they told me of this fact.
>>>>>>>> Secondly, the device interface I encounter with the Brother scanner
>>>>>>>> is exactly the same as the interface I was forced to use just
>>>>>>>> yesterday when I had my previous HP LaserJet 3030 attached to the
>>>>>>>> computer. I know this interface is NOT from Brother or, for that
>>>>>>>> matter, from HP because it is identical. Besides... it has that
>>>>>>>> typical "Microsoft" look and feel to it. One more thing, when using
>>>>>>>> any software that accesses the scanner the name of the acquisition
>>>>>>>> device in the "Select Device" drop down list starts with WIA, proof
>>>>>>>> that Windows is interfering with the use of the machine.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:edXXzQJrEHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> All the scanner functions are driver dependant. Windows can only
>>>>>>>>> display the scanner functions which are offered by the device
>>>>>>>>> drivers. You may want to visit the Manufacturer website and
>>>>>>>>> download the latest drivers for your multifunction hardware.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>I am having a real hard time understanding how Microsoft can be
>>>>>>>>>>employing people that are as completely stupid and moronic as
>>>>>>>>>>those that designed this interface!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Microsoft did not design the multifunction hardware nor its
>>>>>>>>> drivers. Please refrain from using such inflammatory language on
>>>>>>>>> public newsgroups.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Anando
>>>>>>>>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>>>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>>>>>>>> http://aspnet2.com/mvp.ashx?AnandoChatterjee
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Folder customizations
>>>>>>>>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Protect your PC!
>>>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "D. W. K." <removedwkcpbd@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>> news:o AID1GJrEHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>>>I just installed a new Brother multi-function
>>>>>>>>>>printer/scanner/copier/fax and discovered something terrible about
>>>>>>>>>>Microsoft Windows XP!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Apparently it seems that Microsoft wants to insist that the
>>>>>>>>>> machine interface with the computer through the Windows scanner
>>>>>>>>>> dialog box! This is the box wherein you select the source (feeder
>>>>>>>>>> or flatbed glass), type of scan (color, B&W, grayscale) and the
>>>>>>>>>> paper size!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Well, Microsoft in it typical stupidity has available in the
>>>>>>>>>> paper size drop down list many, many different sizes of paper,
>>>>>>>>>> most of which I would never in my entire life ever have any use
>>>>>>>>>> for (Japanese post card?). All these do is clutter up the list
>>>>>>>>>> making it very hard to look for the one you want. Conspicuously
>>>>>>>>>> missing, however, is "LEGAL" size paper!!! One of the most common
>>>>>>>>>> sizes in use today everywhere!! What were they smoking at
>>>>>>>>>> Microsoft when they decided that Japanese post card (and many
>>>>>>>>>> other useless sizes) was more important that common "Legal" size
>>>>>>>>>> paper (8.5" x 14" for those of you at Microsoft)???
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> In addition, in the various options for type of scan, such as
>>>>>>>>>> color or B&W, the default scan resolution is 100 d.p.i.!!! You
>>>>>>>>>> can change it to a higher resolution... but you have to do this
>>>>>>>>>> EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SCAN!!! Then, when you do this the selector
>>>>>>>>>> for type of scan moves to "Custom". There is no way I can see to
>>>>>>>>>> set the default resolution for color, black & white or grayscale
>>>>>>>>>> to anything other than the 100 d.p.i. it is hardwired at!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Is anyone else familiar with this issue and does anyone have any
>>>>>>>>>> sort of solution to this? I am having a real hard time
>>>>>>>>>> understanding how Microsoft can be employing people that are as
>>>>>>>>>> completely stupid and moronic as those that designed this
>>>>>>>>>> interface!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Thanks to anyone that can help!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>> DWK
>>>>>>>>>> Simi Valley, CA
>>>>>>>>>> USA
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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