I just discovered an incredibly annoying "feature" of Windows 7 tonight. If you click on your optical drive in Explorer, and there is no disc in the drive, Windows 7 is kind enough to open the tray for you. I'm finding it hard to contain my rage over this idiotic design decision. WTF?
According to this post, this behavior was apparently introduced in Vista. The author posted a workaround, but I don't want a workaround. I want it to stop doing this. Like he, I have a case with a door that covers the drive bays. If it's closed, and I accidentally click on that optical drive, it knocks on that door 10 or 12 times before giving up.
Can this behavior be turned off in Windows 7?