Add programs as USB events (XP)?

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Add programs as USB events (XP)?

Postby Drahken » Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:28 pm

Anyone know how to add programs to the list offered when you connect a USB device or portable drive in windows XP?
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Postby XnTriq » Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:10 am

Tips for USB pen drives » Automatic actions on plug in and out wrote:Using the c't USB Agent from german computer magazine c't 26/2002 you can let execute programs when a flash drive is plugged in or logged off. When you simple plug out it's too late...
It works under Windows 2000 and XP only: c't USB Agent
The ctusbag.exe comes on the harddrive and - if you like it - a link into the startup folder.
Put the usbagent.inf in the root of the flash drive. The agent waits for a plugin of logoff event and executes the commandline you have configured in the usbagent.inf found on the flash drive.
The sample usbagent.inf looks so:

[usbagent]
ON=notepad.exe
OFF=sol.exe

This would start notepad.exe on plugin and sol.exe on logoff.

My USB drive letter manager can enable the autorun.inf open= line known from CD-ROMs. Actions on removal arn't yet implemeted. Does anyone need this?

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Postby XnTriq » Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:45 am

Drahken, I'm well aware that the programs in my previous post are not exactly what you are looking for.
When I was searching for an answer to this myself a few months ago, I couldn't find a proper solution.
But I think I've got a winner this time around:
Please report back whether or not this worked for you.

BTW, these are the entries XnView puts into my Windows 2000 registry when I check the Add XnView as applications for USB events (camera, scan, ...) setting:

XnView v1.8.2.4 (Tools » Options » Install)

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\StillImage\Registered Applications]
"XnView"="\"C:\\Program Files\\XnView\\xnview.exe\" -scan"

XnView v1.90 beta 1 (Tools » Options » System Integration)

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\StillImage\Registered Applications]
"XnView"="\"C:\\Program Files\\XnView\\xnview.exe\" /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"

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Postby ckit » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:12 am

XnTriq wrote:XnView v1.8.2.4 (Tools » Options » Install)

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\StillImage\Registered Applications]
"XnView"=""C:\\Program Files\\XnView\\xnview.exe" -scan"

XnView v1.90 beta 1 (Tools » Options » System Integration)

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\StillImage\Registered Applications]
"XnView"=""C:\\Program Files\\XnView\\xnview.exe" /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"


Pierre, was this changed for compatibility with Vista?
I've got the newer one now in my registry anyhow.
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Postby Drahken » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:28 pm

Adding xnview as a usb event is ineffective. It adds the entry into the registry fine, but it doesn't appear as an option when a camera is connected.
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Postby XnTriq » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:50 pm

This is from September of last year:

xnview (XnView start on DigiCam detect?) wrote:
Maik wrote:I want want to show the images from my canon camera automatic when I connect it to the computer. I whant to do this with xnview instead of the windows imaging tool.

I tryed to do this with the registry key ""C:\Programme\XnView\xnview.exe" /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"

XnView starts correctly, but shows the errormessage "Kann Datei {6BDD1FC6-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}\0000 nicht öffnen".

Are the parameters /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2 ok?
Where is my error?

Currently not possible

... and this is what I've got in my registry:

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\StillImage\Registered Applications]
"Imaging"=""C:\\Program Files\\Windows NT\\Accessories\\ImageVue\\KodakImg.exe" /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"
"Photoshop"="C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Photoshop\\Photoshp.exe /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"
"ThumbsPlus"="C:\\Program Files\\ThumbsPlus\\tpview.exe /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"
"XnView"=""C:\\Program Files\\XnView\\xnview.exe" /StiDevice:%1 /StiEvent:%2"

:? So, is this a bug or does it mean XnView isn't “push-model aware”?

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Postby Olivier_G » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:03 pm

XnTriq, you have a gift for making great indented lists! I just love them... :mrgreen:
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Postby XnTriq » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:30 am

:o Now that's quite a compliment coming from you, Olivier le Berserk!
You're not mocking me though, are you? Because others might look at my “gift” as more of a mixed blessing, if not a curse. :P
But to me information is easiest to digest if it is presented in an hierarchically structured manner; and we both like things to be K.I.S.S.-compliant, right?

P.S.: Sorry for the late reply. I found your post while trying to catch up with you guys.
I wonder what's going on with the topic reply notification feature of phpBB: Sometimes I don't receive an e-mail, but then again I'm getting “false positives”. :?
Anyway — Thanks for the nice comment, buddy. Have a Joyeux Noël!

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Postby davea0511 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:32 pm

I would also like to see this work. Windows still gives an error when XnView is chosen as the application to handle the USB device.

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Postby XnTriq » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:50 pm

davea0511 wrote:I would also like to see this work. Windows still gives an error when XnView is chosen as the application to handle the USB device.

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