[ros-dev] Autoplay configuration.

ShadowFlare blakflare at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 01:05:13 CEST 2007


On 6/19/07, carlo.bramix wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I would like to suggest the addition of a little feature into ReactOS.
> Here there is a little reference to be read near my suggestion:
>
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/93502.mspx?mfr=true
>
> Autorun could be useful, but sometimes it's very annoying.
> So: what about adding a little page somewhere for configuring it?
> Into Win9x it was partially configurable on CD/DVD units, but newer
> versions of Windows lost completely this ability.
> I think that a little page with some check-boxes:
>
> [ ] Disables Autoplay on removable drives
> [X] Disables Autoplay on fixed drives.
>
> ..etc
> would be really cool because it fixes a mess into modern Microsoft's
> products.
> I think it can be done in 100 lines of code (perhaps even less).
> If we decide that it can be added, we just need to decide where we could
> put them.
>
> I know that ReactOS haven't autoplay feature yet, but adding its
> configuration isn't too difficult.
> Where can it be placed?
> Personally, I wouldn't add a new applet into the control panel only for
> it.
> Or if you don't want it at all, or you don't want it for now, it's ok too.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Carlo Bramini.
>
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Personally, I think Windows Vista's autorun/autoplay options are great, and
it does have a place to change the configuration for them easily.  In my
opinion, Microsoft finally got it right on that version.  It even asks
whether you want the run the program from autorun.inf, so no more holding
shift while inserting CDs. :)  It also gives the other usual autoplay
options even on CDs that do have a program specified in autorun.inf.

In my opinion, ReactOS should do it the same way, at least as far as asking
whether to run the program or not when you insert a CD or plug in a drive.

-ShadowFlare
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