- Understanding System Preferences
- Viewing System Preferences
- Locking and Unlocking Preference Settings
- Changing Appearance Options
- Setting Up the Desktop
- Setting Up Screen Savers
- Setting the Date and Time
- Changing Language Options
- Changing Text Substitution Options
- Saving Energy and Managing Power
- Selecting a Startup Disk
- Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts
- Controlling Sound
- Dictating Your Speech
- Letting Mac Do the Talking
- Setting Accessibility Options
- Having VoiceOver Read from the Screen
- Setting VoiceOver Preferences
- Using VoiceOver Commands
- Setting Ink Preferences
Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts
When you insert a CD or DVD into your computer, OS X automatically performs an operation, such as opening iTunes and playing an audio CD. You can change what happens when you insert a CD or DVD in the CDs & DVDs preference pane in System Preferences. You can have OS X open a dialog to ask you what to do, ignore it, run a script, or open an application, such as iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, or Finder, to burn or play a disc. If you ignore a CD or DVD, the disc doesn’t show up on the desktop or in a Finder window.
Change CD or DVD Start Settings
- Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, and then click the CDs & DVDs icon.
Click the pop-ups for each type of CD or DVD, and then select a startup option:
- Ask what to do. A dialog appears that asks you what to do with the disc.
- Open an application. Select Open Finder, Open application name or click Open An Application to select one.
- OS X automatically opens the application you select.
- Run Script. Select and schedule a script to run.
- Ignore. Nothing happens.
- Click the Close button.