1> When you put the CD in the drive MMJB will assume first-off that you want to play it, switch the playlist window to the 'CD Drive' and start playing it. I can't see an option to stop this behaviour.
2> Once the CD is loaded and playing, just press the STOP button, then press the 'Copy From CD' button under the CD playlist track display.
Now you see your CD tracks listed in the 'Recorder' window as Track 1, Track 2,..... etc., you simply type over these with the actual track names, then overtype the CD Title and Artist fields. When you then press 'Start Copy' the tracks will be encoded into mp3 format, stored on your hard drivem (options exist for how the filename is organised from the info supplied), and added to your MMJB library with the info you have supplied (ie. Track Name, Album Name, and Artist). I assume adding to the library is what you would want it to do, otherwise how are you going to find your tracks and play them?
any more Q's feel free to ask, I have used MMJB for over 4 years now..