AutoPlay, a feature introduced in Windows 98, examines newly discovered removable media and devices and, based on content such as pictures, music or video files, launches an appropriate application to play or display the content. It is closely related to the AutoRun operating system feature. AutoPlay was created in order to simplify the use of peripheral devices – MP3 players, memory cards, USB storage devices and others – by automatically starting the software needed to access and view the content on these devices. AutoPlay can be enhanced by AutoPlay-compatible software and hardware. It can be configured by the user to associate favourite applications with AutoPlay events and actions.
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... From Windows Vista, at the Dialogs and decisions point of the AutoPlay execution sequence, there is a check to see if the ⇧ Shift key is currently being held down ... If so, any automatic user preferences are ignored and the AutoPlay dialog is always shown ...
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