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Old October 28th 13, 08:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Linea Recta[_2_]
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Is there any way to disable the annoying and unwanted help from Windows
(Vista) auto opening the DVD tray? When I accidentally hit the DVD drive
letter in Windows Explorer of my notebook, it opens the tray.




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Old October 29th 13, 05:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Paul
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Linea Recta wrote:
Is there any way to disable the annoying and unwanted help from Windows
(Vista) auto opening the DVD tray? When I accidentally hit the DVD drive
letter in Windows Explorer of my notebook, it opens the tray.


This thread...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...itprovistaapps

suggests there is a method whose side-effect is to
disable the behavior. It seems unbelievable there
isn't a registry entry that just controls the tray
behavior.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer
NoCDBurning (DWORD) 1

That (apparently) turns off built-in Windows optical
disc burning, which you can replace with Imgburn
or Nero. Maybe that means no more Drag and Drop burning
(unless a third party application does it).

You can try the doc here, and see if there is something
else available.

https://web.archive.org/web/20090303...DisplayLang=en

Looks like WindowsServer2008andWindowsVistaSP1GroupPolicySett ings.xls
isn't available, so I have to take the crappy xlsx instead. Line 2620
here, refers to the above registry entry. (It opened in my
PowerPointViewer, after a conversion step ran. i have some
package loaded, to deal with converting modern docx formats.)

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ett ings.xlsx

Examples of what to do with it... I think :-)

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/muaddib/arch...resources.aspx

I'm not seeing any other entries in there that look interesting.

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Imgburn was completely free at one time, but if you
get a copy now, may have toolbars or other surprises.
So don't be in too much of a rush when installing it.
If I need to install that on a newer machine, I
just find one of my old downloads of it. It's a nice
program otherwise.

You can notice the application "putting on weight"
around 2.5.1.0 :-) For whatever that is worth.

http://www.oldapps.com/imgburn.php

Paul
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Old October 29th 13, 02:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Linea Recta[_2_]
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Default annoying help

"Paul" schreef in bericht
...
Linea Recta wrote:
Is there any way to disable the annoying and unwanted help from Windows
(Vista) auto opening the DVD tray? When I accidentally hit the DVD drive
letter in Windows Explorer of my notebook, it opens the tray.


This thread...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...itprovistaapps

suggests there is a method whose side-effect is to
disable the behavior. It seems unbelievable there
isn't a registry entry that just controls the tray
behavior.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer
NoCDBurning (DWORD) 1

That (apparently) turns off built-in Windows optical
disc burning, which you can replace with Imgburn
or Nero. Maybe that means no more Drag and Drop burning
(unless a third party application does it).

You can try the doc here, and see if there is something
else available.

https://web.archive.org/web/20090303...DisplayLang=en

Looks like WindowsServer2008andWindowsVistaSP1GroupPolicySett ings.xls
isn't available, so I have to take the crappy xlsx instead. Line 2620
here, refers to the above registry entry. (It opened in my
PowerPointViewer, after a conversion step ran. i have some
package loaded, to deal with converting modern docx formats.)

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ett ings.xlsx

Examples of what to do with it... I think :-)

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/muaddib/arch...resources.aspx

I'm not seeing any other entries in there that look interesting.

*******

Imgburn was completely free at one time, but if you
get a copy now, may have toolbars or other surprises.
So don't be in too much of a rush when installing it.
If I need to install that on a newer machine, I
just find one of my old downloads of it. It's a nice
program otherwise.

You can notice the application "putting on weight"
around 2.5.1.0 :-) For whatever that is worth.

http://www.oldapps.com/imgburn.php

Paul




Thanks for your research Paul! So it looks this isn't done in a jiffy...
I'll see what can be done if feasible at all. I really hate it when things
are happening unwantedly, automatically. Also what they call "smart"
nowadays. And especially when options can't be disabled.
This reminds me of my Nokia E75. I know, it isn't the newest model. But
everytime I disconnect it from the power adaptor (phone switched off), the
screen lights up for some time. God knows why, I suppose to empty the
battery again as soon as possible. I'm really often puzzled by devices
having a mind of its own...




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regards,

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