ADS-2600W

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Configuring frequently-used scan settings on your computer.

In ControlCenter, you can assign frequently-used scan settings to the scan buttons for easier scanning, and scan files by clicking your configured button without displaying the scan settings dialog box.

To configure the scan settings, follow the steps below.

 

NOTE: The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine.

 

-Windows

-Macintosh

 

Windows

Configure frequently-used scan settings

 

  1. Open ControlCenter4.
    • Brother Utilities supported models
      1. Open Brother Utilities.
        • Windows 7 / 10
          Click Start or Start(Start) > (All Programs or All apps >) Brother > Brother Utilities.
        • Windows 8
          On the Start screen, click Start.
          If  is not  on the Start screen, right-click somewhere on an empty spot, and then click, All Apps from the bar.
          Click Brother Utilities.
      2. Select Scan.
      3. Click ControlCenter4.
    • Brother Utilities unsupported models
      Click Start(Start) > All Programs > Brother > XXX-XXXX (your model name) > ControlCenter4.
  2. Check the current mode when the ControlCenter4 window appears.
    Home Mode Advanced Mode
    Home Mode Advanced Mode

     

    You must use the Advanced Mode to configure the scan settings in ControlCenter4.
    To select the Advanced Mode, click Configuration > Mode Select, and select the Advanced Mode, and then click OK.
        
    Choose Advanced Mode
     
  3. Click the Scan tab.
    Right-click the button you want to configure and click Button settings.
    The settings dialog box appears. 
        
    Click Button settings
     
  4. Change the settings as needed.
    If you uncheck the Show settings dialog before scan. check box, the setting dialog box will not appear every time you click the scan button.
       
    Settings dialog box
        
    All the button settings windows use the same Show settings dialog before scan. setting; uncheck the check box for one button also applies the setting to the other buttons.
     
  5. The scan settings are now configured.

    You can also assign frequently-used scan settings to a custom button (1) in a custom tab (2) by clicking the Configuration button (see the example below).
    Custom tab and Custom button

 

Start scanning

 

  1. Open ControlCenter4.
    • Brother Utilities supported models
      1. Open Brother Utilities.
        • Windows 7 / 10
          Click Start or Start(Start) > (All Programs or All apps >) Brother > Brother Utilities.
        • Windows 8
          On the Start screen, click Start.
          If  is not  on the Start screen, right-click somewhere on an empty spot, and then click, All Apps from the bar.
          Click Brother Utilities.
      2. Select Scan.
      3. Click ControlCenter4.
    • Brother Utilities unsupported models
      Click Start(Start) > All Programs > Brother > XXX-XXXX (your model name) > ControlCenter4.
  2. Click the Scan tab, and then click the button you want to use, such as Image, OCR, E-mail or File to start scanning.
    The scanning starts without displaying the scan setting dialog box.
        
     Scan tab and click the button
        
     

Macintosh

Configure the frequently-used scan settings for easy can

 

  1. Open the ControlCenter2.
    To open the ControlCenter2 application, click Go from the Finder bar, Applications > Brother > ControlCenter. Double click the ControlCenter.
    The ControlCenter will open and an icon will be placed in the dock.
  2. Click the SCAN tab (1).
    Press and hold the Control key and click the button you want to configure. The configuration window appears. 
       
    Click SCAN tab
     
  3. Change the settings as needed.

    If you uncheck the Show settings dialog before scan. check box, the dialog box will not appear every time you click the scan button.
     
    Settings dialog box
           
    All the button settings windows use the same Show settings dialog before scan. setting; uncheck the check box for one button also applies the setting to the other buttons.

     

  4. The scan settings are now configured.

    You can also customize the scan settings you want to use.
    In the CUSTOM SCAN tab, press and hold down the Control key and then click the button you want to customize.
    The configuration window appears (see the example below).
      
    CUSTOM SCAN

     

Start Scanning

 

  1. Open the ControlCenter2.
    To open the ControlCenter2 application, click Go from the Finder bar, Applications > Brother > ControlCenter. Double click the ControlCenter.
    The ControlCenter will open and an icon will be placed in the dock.
  2. Click the SCAN tab, and then click the button you want to use , such as Image, OCR, E-mail or File to start scanning.
    The scanning starts without displaying the scan setting dialog box.
      
    SCAN tab and click the button

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