Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

How to customize the autoPlay menu?

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
July 25, 2005 7:37:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi all,

Windows XP has the following feature: when you plug a memory stick in a
USB port, a little dialog box will be shown up and let you select what
you want to do. I want to add an icon and a menu such as "Launch
MyProgram.exe" in that dialog box, so user can launch my application
program right away. I think I should register some event handler in the
registry. I read "Preparing Hardware and Software for Use with
AutoPlay" in MSND library. I am still confused. Please give me some
simple and clear instructions!


Thanks a lot!!!
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 12:16:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi,

You can easily create custom Autoplay handlers with TweakUI for Windows XP. Under TweakUI, navigate
to My Computer/Autoplay/Handlers and click on 'create'. You can download TweakUI from:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

Make sure you download the version of TweakUI which is designed for x86 systems.

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

In memory of Alex Nichol
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


<barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1122331054.640176.148590@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all,
>
> Windows XP has the following feature: when you plug a memory stick in a
> USB port, a little dialog box will be shown up and let you select what
> you want to do. I want to add an icon and a menu such as "Launch
> MyProgram.exe" in that dialog box, so user can launch my application
> program right away. I think I should register some event handler in the
> registry. I read "Preparing Hardware and Software for Use with
> AutoPlay" in MSND library. I am still confused. Please give me some
> simple and clear instructions!
>
>
> Thanks a lot!!!
>
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 2:00:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thank you so much for the instructions. I downloaded TweakUI and use
"Create" button to add an icon and "Launch myprogram.exe" in autoPlay
menu. When I plug memory stick in, the icon and menu "Launch
myprogram.exe" is there, but it won't launch my program when I click
it. Did I do something wrong?


Anando [MS-MVP] wrote:
> Hi,
>
> You can easily create custom Autoplay handlers with TweakUI for Windows XP. Under TweakUI, navigate
> to My Computer/Autoplay/Handlers and click on 'create'. You can download TweakUI from:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>
> Make sure you download the version of TweakUI which is designed for x86 systems.
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> In memory of Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> <barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1122331054.640176.148590@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Windows XP has the following feature: when you plug a memory stick in a
> > USB port, a little dialog box will be shown up and let you select what
> > you want to do. I want to add an icon and a menu such as "Launch
> > MyProgram.exe" in that dialog box, so user can launch my application
> > program right away. I think I should register some event handler in the
> > registry. I read "Preparing Hardware and Software for Use with
> > AutoPlay" in MSND library. I am still confused. Please give me some
> > simple and clear instructions!
> >
> >
> > Thanks a lot!!!
> >
Related resources
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 8:23:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi Barbara,

You will have to know the exact command line that the application supports. This depends on
application to application. You should contact the author of the program for the command line
switches.

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

In memory of Alex Nichol
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


<barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1122397255.857580.296720@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Thank you so much for the instructions. I downloaded TweakUI and use
> "Create" button to add an icon and "Launch myprogram.exe" in autoPlay
> menu. When I plug memory stick in, the icon and menu "Launch
> myprogram.exe" is there, but it won't launch my program when I click
> it. Did I do something wrong?
>
>
> Anando [MS-MVP] wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> You can easily create custom Autoplay handlers with TweakUI for Windows XP. Under TweakUI,
>> navigate
>> to My Computer/Autoplay/Handlers and click on 'create'. You can download TweakUI from:
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>>
>> Make sure you download the version of TweakUI which is designed for x86 systems.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://www.mvps.org
>>
>> In memory of Alex Nichol
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> <barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1122331054.640176.148590@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > Windows XP has the following feature: when you plug a memory stick in a
>> > USB port, a little dialog box will be shown up and let you select what
>> > you want to do. I want to add an icon and a menu such as "Launch
>> > MyProgram.exe" in that dialog box, so user can launch my application
>> > program right away. I think I should register some event handler in the
>> > registry. I read "Preparing Hardware and Software for Use with
>> > AutoPlay" in MSND library. I am still confused. Please give me some
>> > simple and clear instructions!
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks a lot!!!
>> >
>
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 3:37:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Actually I am the author of the program. The program can process a .dat
file. I added file association with the program. when the user double
click the .dat file, the program will be launched. Sometimes, the .dat
files are stored in a memory stick. I like to add the feature when the
user plug in memory stick in the usb port, if the .dat files are
detected, the autoplay menu will allow the user select "launch
myprogram.exe" option. I hope I can do this during the program
installation. TweakUI can't do this automatically on the customer's
computer.



Anando [MS-MVP] wrote:
> Hi Barbara,
>
> You will have to know the exact command line that the application supports. This depends on
> application to application. You should contact the author of the program for the command line
> switches.
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> In memory of Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> <barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1122397255.857580.296720@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Thank you so much for the instructions. I downloaded TweakUI and use
> > "Create" button to add an icon and "Launch myprogram.exe" in autoPlay
> > menu. When I plug memory stick in, the icon and menu "Launch
> > myprogram.exe" is there, but it won't launch my program when I click
> > it. Did I do something wrong?
> >
> >
> > Anando [MS-MVP] wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> You can easily create custom Autoplay handlers with TweakUI for Windows XP. Under TweakUI,
> >> navigate
> >> to My Computer/Autoplay/Handlers and click on 'create'. You can download TweakUI from:
> >>
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
> >>
> >> Make sure you download the version of TweakUI which is designed for x86 systems.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Anando
> >> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> >> http://www.mvps.org
> >>
> >> In memory of Alex Nichol
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
> >>
> >> Folder customizations
> >> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
> >>
> >> Protect your PC!
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
> >>
> >>
> >> <barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> >> news:1122331054.640176.148590@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >> > Hi all,
> >> >
> >> > Windows XP has the following feature: when you plug a memory stick in a
> >> > USB port, a little dialog box will be shown up and let you select what
> >> > you want to do. I want to add an icon and a menu such as "Launch
> >> > MyProgram.exe" in that dialog box, so user can launch my application
> >> > program right away. I think I should register some event handler in the
> >> > registry. I read "Preparing Hardware and Software for Use with
> >> > AutoPlay" in MSND library. I am still confused. Please give me some
> >> > simple and clear instructions!
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Thanks a lot!!!
> >> >
> >
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 1:55:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hello Barbara,

Sorry, I am not sure how that should be done. Good luck !

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

In memory of Alex Nichol
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


<barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1122575820.921982.125300@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Actually I am the author of the program. The program can process a .dat
> file. I added file association with the program. when the user double
> click the .dat file, the program will be launched. Sometimes, the .dat
> files are stored in a memory stick. I like to add the feature when the
> user plug in memory stick in the usb port, if the .dat files are
> detected, the autoplay menu will allow the user select "launch
> myprogram.exe" option. I hope I can do this during the program
> installation. TweakUI can't do this automatically on the customer's
> computer.
>
>
>
> Anando [MS-MVP] wrote:
>> Hi Barbara,
>>
>> You will have to know the exact command line that the application supports. This depends on
>> application to application. You should contact the author of the program for the command line
>> switches.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://www.mvps.org
>>
>> In memory of Alex Nichol
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> <barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1122397255.857580.296720@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> > Thank you so much for the instructions. I downloaded TweakUI and use
>> > "Create" button to add an icon and "Launch myprogram.exe" in autoPlay
>> > menu. When I plug memory stick in, the icon and menu "Launch
>> > myprogram.exe" is there, but it won't launch my program when I click
>> > it. Did I do something wrong?
>> >
>> >
>> > Anando [MS-MVP] wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> You can easily create custom Autoplay handlers with TweakUI for Windows XP. Under TweakUI,
>> >> navigate
>> >> to My Computer/Autoplay/Handlers and click on 'create'. You can download TweakUI from:
>> >>
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>> >>
>> >> Make sure you download the version of TweakUI which is designed for x86 systems.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Anando
>> >> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> >> http://www.mvps.org
>> >>
>> >> In memory of Alex Nichol
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
>> >>
>> >> Folder customizations
>> >> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>> >>
>> >> Protect your PC!
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> <barbara_dave@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:1122331054.640176.148590@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> >> > Hi all,
>> >> >
>> >> > Windows XP has the following feature: when you plug a memory stick in a
>> >> > USB port, a little dialog box will be shown up and let you select what
>> >> > you want to do. I want to add an icon and a menu such as "Launch
>> >> > MyProgram.exe" in that dialog box, so user can launch my application
>> >> > program right away. I think I should register some event handler in the
>> >> > registry. I read "Preparing Hardware and Software for Use with
>> >> > AutoPlay" in MSND library. I am still confused. Please give me some
>> >> > simple and clear instructions!
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks a lot!!!
>> >> >
>> >
>
!