There's no need to be concerned about bloatware when acquiring a new Brother printer. The Brother Printer Control Center application, which comes as part of the package, includes several useful functions to enhance your overall experience. But, unfortunately, it's one of those rare pieces of bloatware that you should always install during your computer setup.
Download the ControlCenter4 Update Tool from the Brother website
Using a Windows PC to download the application is simple, but using a Mac device is a little more difficult. You must then install the application on your computer after downloading it. To successfully download and install the application, follow the steps below.
If you're using a Windows PC, go to Brother's website and download the Control Center 4 Update tool. https://help.brother-usa.com/
It's crucial to know that Control Center 4 is a Windows program using a Mac. This indicates that the application is not compatible with Mac OS. However, you can still get it on your Mac by following these simple steps:
Step 1: To begin, go to this url to download the software to your Mac.
Step 2: After that, select your printer model and Mac OS version.
Step 3: Select the Scanner driver next.
Follow the steps below to install the file after it has been downloaded to your computer.
Step 1: Double-click the CC4 Updater file that you downloaded on your computer.
Step 2: When a security warning appears, choose Yes or Run.
Step 3: After the file decompression has been completed, click OK.
Step 4: If the Brother Control Center 4 is operating, the upgrade will not finish, so make sure it isn't. If its icon appears in the system tray, right-click on it and select CLOSE.
Step 5: Double-click on the decompressed file ControlCenter4 Updater to open it.
Step 6: When a security warning displays, choose Yes or Run.
Step 7: Next should be selected.
Step 8: ControlCenter4 has now been updated.
Why would you install a Brother Printer Printer Control Center and use up valuable hard drive space? Because there are numerous possible advantages to be gained from installing the application. The two most important are:
A blue-themed interface window is included with the Brother Control Center 4. Every possible printer function is carefully organized in buttons and tabs for easier use and navigation. When you first open the window, the Scan tab is selected by default.
The Brother Printer Control Center provides quick and easy access to all of your printer's features. It simply excludes a few specific document printing chores for a productivity app you're already using. To get to the Brother Control Center, go to the system tray and click the CC4 icon. It's as simple as clicking on the CC3 on a few older devices.
There are numerous options available in the application. Four of the most often utilized functions can be found in the upper left option:
Scan: The tab has four options depending on the type of task you're working on. Image, OCR, E-mail, and File are examples of these tasks.
Pc-Copy: It also allows you to copy pages as well as print copies of the scans. You can choose from four different sorts of copied pages: color, monochrome, two-in-one, or four-in-one.
Photo: You may utilize PhotoCapture Center, another Brother application, with this feature. It allows you to open, print, save and copy files from your computer.
PC-FAX: From your computer, you may send photos and scans, as well as receive the fax.
When you buy new PC hardware, you'll notice that it frequently includes a CD bundle. This package includes the hardware's necessary drivers and software and a user manual, and other extras. Bloatware is the term for these extras, which are usually pre-selected when you install the drivers.
While we can exclude bloatware during installation, it is more common for it to be added by accident. We get so caught up in the wide range of options available during setup that we forget to dismiss them entirely. As a result, your computer will become substantially slower in conducting activities and loading files once they have made their way into the system.