natethibodeau wrote:Nice program. Would like the option of sounds playing when a device is connected and disconnted(Vista does). Also, the ability to completely
hide devices from all of you programs menus. My printer as well as my usb hubs show up on there and I don't want someone to accedently click the wrong
one. Also, the ability to chose between having a baloon popup displayed(like what you have now) or a dialog box ( like windows Vista) when a device is
You can setup sounds via Device Properties menu. Also you can completely hide devices from quick menu.
Where in Device Properties? There is no mention anywhere for sound. Not on the COMMON, DRIVE PROPERTIES, or TECHNICAL INFORMATION tabs. Are you suggesting that we use the AUTORUN tab? ... and to put in a WAV file or something in the filename box? That would totally defeat the purpose of being able to run a particular piece of software on insert (or eject).
I think I can guess that the reason we are no longer hearing the 'Device Connect' and 'Device Disconnect' sounds are because USB Safely Remove has replaced the Windows Safely Remove appllication which used to do it. Well, that's okay because USB Safely Remove is a great program, but why hasn't your USB Safely Remove handled that function as well as all the other ones it handles?
I also saw a comment from Igor in response to a person back in June 2008. He mentioned that they were going to look into it. Has there been any update since then?
I was very surprised when Igor said he was unaware of any kind of sounds when plugging a USB device in or out. This feature (and the corresponding sound) has been around since Windows 98 SE, Windows Millenium, Windows 2000, and Windows XP (even though USB wasn't much used in 98 SE or early Win 2000...).
I must admit, I have quite a few USB drives and I always liked and needed the sound effect of plugging them in/out. I am using v 184.108.40.2060 with Win XP.
Are there any plans on adding this vital feature to your software? For me it is critical to know if if the operating system has recognized the device I've plugged in. For example, what if my device is having a problem. The sound is a regular part of my computing and gives me proper feedback that an action I've taken has had an effect.
I wouldn't like it, but as a workaround I'm tempted to simply not having USB Safely Remove running until after I've plugged in all my USB drives. That way I'll hear the connect sound. Unfortunately, the disconnect sound would elude me because one of the great features of USB Safely Remove is the ability to easily remove a device and even restore a USB device.
Aside from this one feature, the product is great and I wouldn't want to do without it!