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Canon ScanGear Ir - how to set defaults?

When I initiate a scan job from an app, Canon scangear Ir launches with a window to configure how the scan is done - flatbed vs. ADF, color/grayscale/B&W, paper size. The problem is that every scan job requires that I change each of the configurations. How can I set the default config for scangear, so that each time it launches, the settings are what I want? This is the Scangear Ir for Imagerunner copiers, not the the Scangear for USB desktop scanners. thanks!

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    i downloaded ScanGear CS and i install it so when i whana start it it does nothing i try to reinstall but nothing

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    Trying to set up scan to shared folder on windows 8 with canon IR 1025IF?

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    need to set the default paper tray



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ScanGear won't run under Vista. The scanner works with other programs. (Twain works) ScanGear fails and Vista closes it.


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