Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Picasa has hijacked my scanner button

15 Oct 2009   #1
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Picasa has hijacked my scanner button

Now here is a question: Picasa has hijacked my scanner button. Whenever I press the button on my scanner, it opens Picasa. I would like it to open Irfanview or my scanner's default application. I have tried the autoplay options, I have reset them to defaults. I have uninstalled/reinstalled Picasa. I have checked with Canon and there is nothing in the scanner's software that will allow me to configure it. There used to be a scanners and cameras applet in control panel, but it is no more with Windows 7. The only way to get my scanner's button back is to uninstall Picasa, which I don't want to do.

Any ideas?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Is this how you've set your default viewer?


Attached Thumbnails
-default.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2009   #3
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have it set to view animated GIFs only. I like Windows viewer just fine, but it doesn't do animated GIFs. I would love to specify the application for my scanner button press without messing up my file associations.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2009   #4
boofke

Win7 32bit
 
 
Picasa Scanner Button Problem

I had the same problem. The following helped:

Open Registry Editor, search for "STIProxyEvent". There you should find keys for your scanner and one for Picasa. Delete the Picasa related key. I found 2 settings which I deleted, now Canon Tool Box is directly opened when scanner buttons are pushed. I have no idea if I destroyed something else, so take my advice at your own risk.

These are the keys I deleted (German Version):


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StillImage\Events\STIProxyEvent\{AF3EE90E-B809-468A-A9D4-ADFCA8A1978D}]
"Name"="Picasa3"
"Desc"="Bilder auf den Compute"
"Icon"="C:\\Program Files\\Googl"
"Cmdline"="C:\\Program Files\\Google\\Picasa3\\Picasa3.exe /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\StillImage\Events\STIProxyEvent\{AF3EE90E-B809-468A-A9D4-ADFCA8A1978D}]
"Name"="Picasa3"
"Desc"="Bilder auf den Compute"
"Icon"="C:\\Program Files\\Googl"
"Cmdline"="C:\\Program Files\\Google\\Picasa3\\Picasa3.exe /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"

Regards

Boofke
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2009   #5
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Exactly what I needed!
Danke!
Danke sehr!
Herzlichen Dank!
Tausend Dank!
Danke schön!
Danke vielmals!
Recht schönen Dank!
Ich danke Ihnen!
Ich bin sehr dankbar!
Haben Sie vielen Dank!
Vielen Dank!
Mit tiefer Dankbarkeit!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2010   #6
wkailey

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you so much for posting this. I have the exact same problem. It is infuriating. I used the Devices and Printers in Control Panel, Events tab, to set the Start button on the Canon MF4100 printer to the MF Toolbox 4.9 (approrpriately named , the app that came with the scanner (such as it is, I can make it do what I want, albeit with difficulty but less difficulty than using Picasa for this purpose). Well, what do you know? It doesn't take affect, and then if I do a restart, voila! Picasa has grabbed the Start button again. How obnoxious this is! Quoth Google: don't be evil(?!)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Picasa has hijacked my scanner button




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Picasa has hijacked my scanner button
Thread Forum
Solved i cant open Picasa Software
Solved Which program do I open picasa 3.8 in? Software
Can't login to Picasa Web from IE8 Browsers & Mail
Downloading Picasa in English Software
Picasa 3.6 Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App