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

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From: Pete Beaumont <furbies@...>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 17:58:54 +1000
On Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at 03:20  PM, Paul Bruneau wrote:

> 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 
> don't).

Getting an app to launch when booting from a CD is different.
Toast does something to a boot block(ish) sort of thing on the CD so an 
app loads instead of the Finder.

hicatth	                            (Hoping I'm correct and that this 
helps)	

Pete...                          (the other one)

			"No Vatican. No Taliban."