Enable external Scan button "pressing"
I would welcome a feature - to be able to press the blue Scan button in GUI by an external script. It would be as simple as handling some process signal, e.g. sigUSR1. The goal is to support scans from the scanner panel. The considered scenario is:
- start simple-scan and prepare settings
- go to the scanner (it can be far away from the computer)
- make several scans pressing button on the scanner panel (e.g. my Brother MFC-L2700DN supports remote scripts started by panel buttons, so all I need is the ability of simple-scan to make scan by external request)
- go back to the computer
- finish image processing and save the data
I know, there are some discusses at this issue list about scanner buttons support. It is a complex matter and it takes more time, probably. On the other hand, to start a scan by signal handling should be simple solution with great effect.