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Chapter 4. Setting System Preferences > Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts

Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts

When you insert a CD or DVD into your computer, Mac OS X automatically performs an operation, such as opening iTunes and playing an audio CD. You can change what happens when you insert a CD or DVD in the CDs & DVDs preference pane in System Preferences. You can have Mac OS X open a dialog to ask you what to do, ignore it, run a script, or open an application, such as iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, or Finder, to burn or play a disc. If you ignore a CD or DVD, the disc doesn't show up on the desktop or in a Finder window.

Change CD or DVD Start Settings

Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, and then click the CDs & DVDs icon.

Click the pop-ups for each type of CD or DVD, and then select a startup option:

  • Ask What To Do. A dialog appears that asks you what to do with the disc.

  • Open an application. Select Open Finder, Open application name or click Open An Application to select one.

    Mac OS X automatically opens the application you select.

  • Run Script. Select and schedule a script to run.

  • Ignore. Nothing happens.

Click the Close button.


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