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How to Change Snow Leopard’s CD and DVD Preferences

In Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you have control over hardware settings. For example, you can specify what happens when you load a CD or DVD. CD and DVD preferences are located in system Preferences.

To change your CD and DVD preferences, Open System Preferences by clicking the gear icon on the Dock. Go to the Hardware tab and choose CDs & DVDs.

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  • When You Insert a Blank CD: Click this pop-up menu to specify the action that Mac OS X takes when you load a blank CD-R or CD-RW. You can choose to be prompted or to open the Finder, iTunes, or Disk Copy. Additionally, you can open another application that you select, run an AppleScript that you select, or ignore the disc.

  • When You Insert a Blank DVD: Use this feature to specify the action that your Mac takes when you load a recordable DVD.

  • When You Insert a Music CD: Choices from this pop-up menu specify what action Mac OS X takes when you load an audio CD. By default, iTunes launches.

  • When You Insert a Picture CD: Choices from this pop-up menu specify what action Mac OS X takes when you load a picture CD. By default, iPhoto launches.

  • When You Insert a Video DVD: Choices from this pop-up menu specify what action Mac OS X takes when you load a DVD movie. By default, DVD Player launches.

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