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Apple Photos.app

Instructions on how you can use Terminal to prevent photos.app from auto-launching after you plug in digital storage (card or USB) or a device.

Not a fan of Apple Photos App?

Well turn it off, Man!

  1. open up Terminal,
  2. Type the following….
    defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES
  3. Enter

In the off-chance that you need Photos on again.

all you need to do is

  1. Open up Terminal
  2. Type the following
    defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool NO
  3. Enter

Thank You

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