Difference between revisions of "Autoplay, Autorun"

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* AutoRun
 
* AutoRun
 
** Can be disabled using TweakUI, Drive properties (per drive), Device Manager (per drive), and [[registry editing|editing the registry]] (different options)
 
** Can be disabled using TweakUI, Drive properties (per drive), Device Manager (per drive), and [[registry editing|editing the registry]] (different options)
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* Autorun.inf mostly ''alters'' the way Autorun/Autoplay works (see [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776823.aspx MSDN: 'Autorun.inf Entries'])
 
* Autorun.inf mostly ''alters'' the way Autorun/Autoplay works (see [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776823.aspx MSDN: 'Autorun.inf Entries'])
 
** setting labels, setting icons, adding items to autoplay
 
** setting labels, setting icons, adding items to autoplay
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* AutoPlay  
 
* AutoPlay  

Revision as of 16:44, 1 November 2012

These are primarily notes
It won't be complete in any sense.
It exists to contain fragments of useful information.
This article/section is a stub — probably a pile of half-sorted notes, is not well-checked so may have incorrect bits. (Feel free to ignore, or tell me)

Autorun refers to the concept of the computer reacting to insertion of some (portable) drive, CD, DVD, or such, and usually to the windows implementation of this concept.


In windows:

  • AutoRun
    • Can be disabled using TweakUI, Drive properties (per drive), Device Manager (per drive), and editing the registry (different options)


  • Autorun.inf mostly alters the way Autorun/Autoplay works (see MSDN: 'Autorun.inf Entries')
    • setting labels, setting icons, adding items to autoplay


  • AutoPlay
    • is the name of the popup that tells you what a (portable) drive contains, and whether you want to view, play, or do something else with it.
    • Vista's version is more detailed