Can’t add programs to camera autoplay menu despite changes to Tweakui / Autoplay / Handlers
Posted on 2006-10-23
Windows XP Professional, ver2002, SP2 -- When I plugin a canon powershot s30 digital camera, I get a “powershot s30” autoplay menu that lists about five programs (some adobe, some Microsoft). I want to add other programs to the list, e.g. Picasa.
I ran TweakUI, and went to the Autoplay / Handers menu. Picasa is listed. I checked all the “supported media” including digital images, which was already checked. No change.
So I went to my computer, and right-clicked on the camera / properties / events. Under the “events” dropdown on the Events tab, there were two possible choices, “powershot s30 connected” and “default”. Changes made under “powershot s30 connected” made no difference to the autoplay menu that appears when I plugin the camera, so I am working only with “default”. (Also, under the “powershot s30 connected” event, when I tried to assign a program to always open the device with a particular program, the list there had MORE programs to choose from -- maybe even PICASA (our goal), I can’t remember for sure. But since that dropdown choice didn’t affect our situation I had to go with “default” -- which had the smaller list of apps.)
Under the DEFAULT event (still on the Properties / Events page), under the choice for assigning a program to always open the device, this menu the same limited number of programs that I got from the autoplay menu that opens when “allow me to choose from a list” is checked under the Events tab).
(FYI - in My Computer, the device is listed under “scanners and cameras” as "powershot s30", and is not assigned a drive letter. FYI2 - I ran autofix.exe from Microsoft – no effect.)
(1) Given what I tried already: How do I add a program – to THIS SPECIFIC LIST?
(2) Why didn’t the changes under TweakUI to Autoplay / Handers (checking off Picasa / Digital Images) have any effect?
(3) Does #2 above have to do with this issue of having two closely related events – “powershot s30 connected” and “default”?
(4) Or do the properties of the powershot make this too complicated for TWEAK UI to do alone?