Questions tagged [autoplay]

Automatically running programs from inserted discs, USB flash drives, etc.

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Add an item to audio CD auto play menu in Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 OS. When I insert audio CD I have 2 additional items in Audio CD auto play menu. Applications Winamp and VLC have done something to the system so they would appear in Audio CD ...
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AutoPlay settings shows enabled even when I disable it through group policy

I have disabled AutoPlay through group policy by enabling Turn off Autoplay at Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates ? Windows Components > AutoPlay Policies and have rebooted system ...
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How to stop video auto-play (from linked video) in sharepoint online 2016

I've saved some mp4 video files into my document library on SharePoint Online 2016. From there, I've used the video links to added those videos to various pages within my SharePoint site. However, ...
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(How) Can I add a custom script to the autoplay options in Windows 10?

Everytime I plug in a certain USB device I usualy need to open a specific webpage to use it. So I'ld like to do it e.g. in a little batchscript that gets automatically called whenever the device is ...
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Autoplay for movie DVDs in Windows 10 is not displaying programs

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 110 with Windows 10 Home. Whenever I load a movie DVD, the autoplay dialog box comes up showing two options: "Find a new DVD app" (Microsoft Store) or "Take no action". I have ...
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Autoplay video from USB Drive

I have a client who makes DVDs of the work he does for his clients. Optical media was big in the 90s though has obviously been decreasing to the point where many of his clients don't own any DVD ...
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Force Facebook to play videos in background tab

Recently Facebook added a feature that if I play a video and switch to another tab or a different program from chrome, the video stops playing. Is there a way to force it to keep playing? I use ...
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How do I disable “format drive” popups?

Each time I’m inserting a removable USB drive with a file system Windows 10 doesn’t understand, Windows asks me to re-format the drive: I’m positive I have autoplay turned off everywhere I was able ...
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In Firefox + Adblock Plus, is there a way to block auto-playing videos ONLY on specific websites, from specific domains, etc.?

In Firefox + Adblock Plus, is there a way to block auto-playing videos only on specific websites, from specific domains, etc.? In general, sites that use auto-play abuse it, but some may be reluctant ...
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Prevent embedded YouTube videos from autoplaying?

When accessing certain websites that have YouTube videos embedded I have noticed that sometimes when the webpage loads the YouTube video will automatically play and taking a look at the source code it ...
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Can I enable “Import pictures and videos” in Windows 10 AutoPlay?

In Windows 7, when you plugged in an external camera, then you could select an AutoPlay setting entitled "Import pictures and videos": which launched a rather simple (but effective) tool to import, ...
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Disable Autoplay on Windows XP Home Edition

How can I disable Autoplay on Windows XP Home Edition? Notes: XP Home Edition does not have the group policy snap in (that snap in is only present in the Professional edition of XP) I'd like to ...
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Win7: change “Device Stage” import to Dropbox import

As usual, Microsoft fixed for me something that did not needed fixing. When connecting a few of my cameras, I get Dropbox import, which plays nicely with my backup scheme (esp. since Dropbox ...
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How to disable WMP media switching on CD insert?

I am sometimes listening to something on Windows Media Player while simultaneously batch-copying CDs with another program. When i insert a CD into the drive, WMP inexplicably stops whatever it is ...
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Disable automatically opening flash drive

Whenever I insert a flash drive in Windows XP, it opens up the flash drive's folder and shows its contents, how can I disable this? I do not want it opening up the contents every time I plug it in. ...
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Permanently replace windows 7 autoplay with open folder

How do I disable windows from scanning content in external drive and start the explorer right away? From my experience, as far as "Use Autoplay" is ticked, windows has to scan the drive for content in ...
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Autorun.inf in Windows 8/8.1 for USB Drives

I have created a file named autorun.inf to make one of my software setup run when the usb is plugged into Windows 8/8.1 OS . This is my autorun.inf code: [AutoRun] shellexecute="Mem.exe //It would ...
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Autoplay Bluray with VLC

VLC can support Bluray playback after installing two small files in the right directories. However, when you insert a bluray disc, you can't right click and play with VLC. You have to launch VLC, ...
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how to edit autoplay action for device? (Windows 7/8)

I'm looking for a way to add a program to the list of default autoplay actions when I connect a device, specifically opening up iFunBox when connecting an iPhone. Default Programs Editor will let you ...
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How do you stop windows 7 from auto streaming mp3's online?

Be it IE, Firefox or Chrome whenever I try to download a media file windows 7 starts streaming it in the browser instead of giving me options about what I want to do with the file i'm trying to ...
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Every USB flash drive that is plugged in prompts for autoplay twice

On my Windows 7 laptop, every single USB flash drive causes two prompts from autoplay. Even empty flash drives. How do I fix this?
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How to remove old AutoPlay items in Windows 7?

How to edit the AutoPlay menu items in order to remove old items? Adobe Lightroom creates with each version a new item but does not remove the old items.
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Bypass disabled autorun for USB devices on Windows 7

The following was mentioned in a post regarding autorunning from a flash drive: "To get autorun working under Windows 7 requires special firmware on the drive and/or some specialty software ...
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Creating an audio CD that also opens a video presentation on a PC

I've seen this before with commercial CDs: they sound like regular a audio CD when inserted into a music player or stereo, but when inserted into a PC they instead open up a Flash presentation (.exe) ...
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Can't change Dropbox's Autoplay settings

Every time I plug in my USB memory stick, Dropbox instantly starts scanning for and uploading photos from it. I do not want it to do this and I want to get a Windows prompt upon any media being ...
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How can I make Windows explore a DVD instead of playing it by default?

How can I make Windows explore a DVD (which consists of a video_ts folder and .ifo, .bup, .vob files in it), just by clicking the DVD drive icon in My Computer? Right now, when clicking this icon, it'...
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Disable Device Stage Capability

Is it possible to prevent or disable autorun/autoplay/device-stage by modifying regedit? Because of some constraints, I cannot disable by Control Panel options. I found some related questions here, ...
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How to re-enable Windows user options pop-up for newly mounted USB Flash drives?

When insert new USB drive, a pop-up is displayed that gives option to view all files on drive. User also has option to suppress further messages. So, this has been done... but now it must be un-...
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Windows 7 Autoplay does not show text

When I plug in a removable flash drive, the Autoplay menu comes up, except it does not have any text. It does this for CDs as well. Things I have tried: Running SFC /scannow. Finds corrupt files, but ...
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how to trigger dvd's autoplay programmatically

I want to enable auto-playing on DVD drive (specifically, virtual one created using UltraISO - they don't support the auto-play yet) so that when I click on some shortcut, the auto play of drive E: ...
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How to setup Windows 7 per device Autoplay?

Autoplay works, but the devices are not listed in Control Panel - AutoPlay - Devices, thus I can't set it up per device. Tried two different PCs, USB sticks, USB harddisk, DVDs, nothing. In XP I could ...
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Automatically playing a DVD movie?

I have set up Autoplay to launch Media Player Upon insertion of a DVD movie in my DVD/CD R/W. I have set all of the defaults for Media Player. It always used to play properly. Now the only way that I ...
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How to prevent HP Photosmart Essential from launching on removal drive insertion

My in-laws bought an HP computer loaded with HP junk, and it's giving me a headache. When they insert a camera memory card into their printer, the Auto-Play dialog comes up, but it also launches the ...
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External harddrive not recognized when connected to asus laptop running Windows 7

I'm trying to connect a Beyondmicro 250 GB external USB NTFS hard drive, model number BMMDU2 with it's own power supply to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista on an Asus laptop, the error message i'm ...
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Autoplay not working

The auto play on my DVD drives suddenly stopped working for some reason. Even with store-bought DVDs it does not work, although I can watch movies quite successfully if I run Windows Media Player and ...
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Why can't I install Modern Warfare 3? [closed]

When I insert the Modern Warfare 3 DVD, Windows loads for a while and then this window opens: Why is there no option to install the game? If I double click the DVD from My Computer, it just lets me ...
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How do I scan a USB 3G modem for malware without reinfecting the PC?

My mother's Windows XP system recently got infected with the SHeur trojan (SHeur4.ese). I was able to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in line with the advice here, but the modem was ...
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How to create CD with auto run that opens full screen browser?

I have a CD with presentation made in HTML format (there are reasons for that). AutoPlay on Windows should open default browser and display presentation in full screen mode. How to achieve that?
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How to disable Autoplay events for a specific device?

I have this USB microphone, and I usually keep it connected to my Windows XP box for recording, but since there are not too many USB ports on it, I sometimes have to disconnect it to use the port for ...
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How can “Install or run program from your media” be disabled?

Recently something in Windows 7 has changed such that the default action for removable drives has become Install or run program from your media instead of Open. I checked the AutoPlay control panel ...
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Delay Autoplay in Windows 7

The question is, how do you delay AutoPlay in Windows 7? (Below is the reason and the scenario) I am using DVD Fab 8.0.8.5 to decrypt movies (that I own) into the raw Video TS and Audio TS folders so ...
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No autoplay when plugging my mmc sd

I'm on Windows 7. When I plug my mmc sd I hear the sound indicating it was identified (and when I unplug I hear the "unplugged" sound). However, the autoplay window doesn't show up. Also, the sd drive ...
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Windows 7 does not refresh dvd/cd player contents

First of all, let me start by saying that I don't think that this is an auto-play problem. When I put a music CD into my cd/dvd drive, nothing happens. If I have an explorer windows open it does not ...
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Disable Autoplay Windows 7 64bit

I disabled auto play in Control Panel > AutoPlay, but occasionally for no reason it gets enabled somehow, not sure how this happens, seems to be random and not related to a Windows Update or Software ...
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Windows 7 Explorer AutoPlay notifications - how to disable for certain devices?

Under Windows XP, it was possible to disable notifications from Explorer on inserting certain devices (for example, your iPhone). Under Windows 7, this seems to no longer be the case. I want to ...
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Auto play for USB External Hard Drive keeps popping up

I also have a 2 TB Seagate External hard drive and the auto play keeps popping up about every 30 minutes. Does this mean my drive is unstable and on the way to crashing? Is there a way to stop this ...
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How to re-enable Autoplay for removeable drives on Windows 7

When I plug a USB thumb drive into my Win7 PC, it no longer auto-launches the window giving me options like "Import Photos" or "browse". The drive is recognized but nothing autolaunches. Similarly, ...
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USB drive autorun.inf

I've got 2 identical USB drives with identical files... including the autorun.inf. Yet upon insertion 1 comes up with the Autoplay menu & the other opens a usb contents window. Why would this ...
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Disable Hulu Desktop Startup Show

I'm using Hulu Desktop as part of my HTPC. However, as anyone who has used it knows, whenever I start Hulu Desktop it chooses a show of Hulu's choice and starts playing it, which is incredibly ...
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How to turn off Nautilus autoplay under KDE?

does anyone have an idea why when I insert a cd/dvd/flash nautilus opens as a default file manager under KDE instead of dolphin krusader? in my system settings krusader is set as the default manager, ...