To use your scanner, make sure the device is plugged into the PC-BSD® system and click Control Panel ➜ Scanner icon, or type xsane from the command line. A pop-up message will indicate that XSane is detecting devices and will prompt you to accept the XSane license if a device is detected. If a device is not detected, search for your device at the .
Figure 8.13a shows the XSane interface running on a PC-BSD® system attached to an HP OfficeJet.
Figure 8.13a: XSane Interface
The  contains details on how to perform common tasks such as saving an image to a file, photocopying an image, and creating a fax. It also describes all of the icons in the interface and how to use them.
By default, XSane uses the Netscape browser if you click F1 to access the built-in documentation. To change the default browser, either go to Preferences ➜ Setup ➜ Display and input the desired browser in the Helpfile viewer (HTML) field or change the "browser" setting in the .sane/xsane/xsane.rc file in your home directory.