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    External HD and iPhoto
    every time i hook up my external hd to my macbook, iphoto starts up and thinks my external is basically a digital camera. needless to say it's annoying to have to quit iphoto every time. anyone know a way to make it stop?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldFly View Post
    every time i hook up my external hd to my macbook, iphoto starts up and thinks my external is basically a digital camera. needless to say it's annoying to have to quit iphoto every time. anyone know a way to make it stop?

    thanks
    It seems that when you plug the drive the system detects images on it and assumes it's a camera. In the iPhoto preferences there's an option labled "Start iPhoto when camera is connected" or something to that effect. Turn it off.
    Sorry can't tell you more precisely, since I'm currently at work with my PC laptop.

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    i appreciate your help but that option doesnt seem to be anywhere under preferences. although i am relatively new to mac i am pretty computer literate and that was the first place i looked when i first got my external. thanks again, perhaps i'm missing something still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCh View Post
    It seems that when you plug the drive the system detects images on it and assumes it's a camera. In the iPhoto preferences there's an option labled "Start iPhoto when camera is connected" or something to that effect. Turn it off.
    Sorry can't tell you more precisely, since I'm currently at work with my PC laptop.
    I think there maybe some confusion here. There is no such Preference in iPhoto.(Not that I've found anyway) However there is one in the app Image Capture which I use for my camera you can set it to no action when connected there... Maybe it's set to start iPhoto (An option)

    I hope it helps

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    BINGO! Thank you so much!

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    That's a viable solution, but I wonder... now if he *does* connect a camera, iPhoto won't start up. It's not a calamity, but sure show that OS X's way of detecting and defining a "camera" isn't really good. In simple English, it sucks.
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