Auto Play gives you different options to decide what action to take with the files in your USB external storage devices.  It is handy, but sometime it takes too long to display the options especially with the large volume hard drives.  You can skip to launch Auto Play with this small tip.

  1. Before you plug in your USB storage device, push the Shift key down.
  2. While holding down the Shift key, connect your USB storage device.  Easy!