Autoplay considered harmful

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at
Sat Feb 16 13:29:59 CST 2008

On Saturday 16 February 2008 10:54:47 am Remco wrote:
> Vista (and I think XP too) ask whether you want to start the Autorun
> program, or do a few other actions (open explorer, copy disk, etc).

Some desktop managers already do autoplay-like behavior. In KDE, when I put in 
a CD/DVD for the first time, it'll ask me if I want to play it (if it's a 
video dvd/audio cd), if I want to open a burning program (if it's a blank 
cd/dvd), or if I want to browse it. And whether I want it to continue asking. 
It'd be quite annoying for both Wine *and* the DM to keep trying to autorun a 
disc I put in.

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