Post New Requests Here / Re: Need Desktop icon to run Brother Control Center 4 (CC4 system tray program)« on: August 10, 2020, 07:33 PM »
The actual tested solution is as follows:
Go to this folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\BrLauncher
There, you'll find a configuration settings file (ini) named for the printer model.
In my case it is MFC-L2710DW series.
Open it in Notepad++ and find in the [SCAN] section the following line:
ControlCenter_Scan=C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCenter4\BrCcBoot.exe /model="MFC-L2710DW series" /OpenTab=0x01
Select and copy the entire line.
Create a new tab in Notepad++ and select Batch file language.
Paste that single command line into the new unnamed batch file. Modify it as follows:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCenter4\BrCcBoot.exe" /model="MFC-L2710DW series" /OpenTab=0x01
The most important things to note besides removing everything to the left of the equal sign is where the double-quotes go. The path is in double-quotes and the model name is in double-quotes.
Because I have a custom tab in CC4 I changed the 0x01 to 0x11 and it jumps directly to that custom tab.
When you test run the batch file a command window will open momentarily followed by the CC4 Control Center. Once it works, put the batch file somewhere safe and make a desktop shortcut to it. In the shortcut's Properties change Run= to Minimized and change the icon to a scanner found in SHELL32.DLL-timmy2 (March 24, 2020, 03:45 PM)
I've been looking for a long time for a way to assign a Macro Key on my keyboard to open CC4. Thank you, and Don G. for this solution. On my system, the command window stays open after CC4 opens. Adding -multiwindow to the end of the .bat file line avoids this.