Disable Photos from auto launching

So with El Capitan , every time you attach an iOS device or a memory card, the Photos app auto launches.

This can be annoying when managing many iOS devices. You can stop this on a device by device basis but is a bit of a pain.

This quick command line, courtesy of Ben Fon will disable it for all iOS devices and memory cards.

defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES

To re-enable this feature enter

defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool NO

1 Reply to "Disable Photos from auto launching"

  • Hi Everyone at Amsys and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too,

    I have upgraded to El Capitan but in so doing have discovered that it doesn’t recognise my DVD drive. I’ve trawled around various Apple support communities trying to find the solution but to no avail – although it is clearly a recognised problem. It means that I can no longer burn cds from iTunes (thoroughly impinging on my favourite seduction technique..!!! When I click on DVD Drive in Applications I get (since El Capitan) an error message saying “There was an initialization error – a valid DVD Drive could not be found [-70012]”

    I’m on a late 2009 iMac 24′

    Do you have a solution to this

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