Removable Devices

Trever Fischer

Revision KDE 4.12 (2012-12-05)

This dialog allows you to configure automatic handling of removable storage media.

If you enable the automatic mounting features in this module, you will not need to use the device notifier applet or the navigation panel in the file manager to get access to a recently plugged in device.

At the top of the dialog you find the global settings, which can be overridden for each single device in the Device Overrides list. For a single-user desktop it is recommended to have all the check boxes above the overrides list enabled.

Enable automatic mounting of removable media

When this is unchecked, no device automounting of any kind will happen, regardless of anything selected in the Device Overrides section.

Only automatically mount removable media that has been manually mounted before

When this is checked, KDE will only automatically mount devices it remembers. A device is remembered if it has ever been mounted before; e.g. plugging in a USB media player to charge is not sufficient to remember it. If the files are not accessed, KDE will not automatically mount the player next time it is seen. Once they have been accessed, however, KDE will remember to automatically make the contents accessible to your system.

Mount all removable media at login

If any removable storage devices are connected to your system when you login to your desktop, KDE will automatically make the contents available to your system for other programs to read.

Automatically mount removable media when attached

When this is checked, KDE will automatically make the contents of any storage device available to the system when it is plugged in or attached.

Device Overrides

This list contains the storage devices known to KDE. If Automount on Login is checked, the device will be automatically mounted even though Mount all removable media at login is unchecked. The same applies for Automount on Attach.

If Enable automatic mounting of removable media is unchecked, the overrides do not apply and no devices will be automatically mounted.

Forget Device

Clicking this button causes KDE to forget that the selected devices ever existed. This is only useful if Only automatically mount removable media that has been manually mounted before is checked. Once a device is forgotten and KDE is set to only automatically mount familiar devices, the device will not be automatically mounted.