[futurebasic] Re: [FB] very X FB - auto run app on mount

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From: Paul Bruneau <paul_bruneau@...>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 01:20:52 -0400
On Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at 12:18 AM, AlStaff@... wrote:

>> I have a question that was asked of me from a friend and I couldn't 
>> answer
>> so I thought if there's a way, someone here will know. I've been told 
>> PC's
>> have the ability to configure a volume to auto run an Exe when 
>> mounted (ie
>> CD's). My friend wants to know if this doable on Macs. I'm not aware 
>> of a
>> process that will do this. He will need a Classic and OSX solution if 
>> any.
> The Toast Help says that if you are copying an entire volume to a new 
> CD, you
> will have an option to select an application to auto-launch when the 
> CD is
> inserted. Of course for it to work the end user will have to have the 
> QuickTime
> setting "Enable CD-ROM Autoplay" turned on as someone else mentioned 
> which I
> think most people keep turned off. I keep mine off for data CDs, but 
> leave
> Audio CD autoplay on.

Yes, Toast is right. It is handled by Quicktime which checks the CD 
upon insertion for the autoplay file. I forget what the file name is, 
and as was mentioned, you have to have the feature turned on (I sure