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Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: h'
Date: May 23, 2006 11:52PM
Friend using a horrible windoze keyboard, I just migrated her to X.
Needs desktop utility to open drive bay.
I googled. I versiontrackered. Can anyone proved at least the name of an application? Or the magic search term that would produce such? Thx.



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: May 23, 2006 11:54PM
press and hold F12



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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: microchip13
Date: May 23, 2006 11:55PM
Option F-12 also works I believe.



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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 23, 2006 11:55PM
there is something you turn on in the OS that puts an eject "key" in the upper right corner of the screen. Just click on that arrow key. If there are multiple optical drives, it will list them all.
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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 23, 2006 11:57PM
There is one in the OS, somewhere, I don't have my notes on this Mac.

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Have you tried F12?

Thanks RX!
In the Finder, open a window, choose Customize Toolbar, choose the Eject Key, then click Done.



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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: johnc
Date: May 24, 2006 12:02AM
/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu.

Double-click it.



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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 24, 2006 12:02AM
Well, besides the popular F12 (which I don't know if that works) you could always go to iTunes and use the Eject button on the bottom right.
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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: Monster
Date: May 24, 2006 12:05AM
it's a windows keyboard, F12 may not work

What JohnC said works fine, it will put an eject icon in the menu bar





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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: h'
Date: May 24, 2006 12:09AM
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BigGuynRusty
There is one in the OS, somewhere, I don't have my notes on this Mac.

BGnR
Have you tried F12?

Thanks RX!
In the Finder, open a window, choose Customize Toolbar, choose the Eject Key, then click Done.

Thanks!!! Very cool. Will this work in Jag-u-ar as well?



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 24, 2006 12:17AM
Yes. I have it enabled under 10.2.8 and 10.3.9. I assume it will work with 10.4 as well.

It shows both my internal superdrive and LiteOn CD burners. It doesn't seem to work with my FW superdrive though.
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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: johnc
Date: May 24, 2006 12:36AM
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Racer X
It doesn't seem to work with my FW superdrive though.



^click^
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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: h'
Date: May 24, 2006 12:39AM
Um--OK, confused again.
This only places it in the toolbar of a drive view window, right?
I'm looking at an eject icon in the finder top bar next to the american flag. Is this a 10.3 feature?
How do you toggle it?
Thx.



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 24, 2006 12:52AM
That "eject key" OS option works under 10.2 and 10.3 h'.

You just click on it with the mouse. if you have 2 drives like I do, a tiny pulldown pops up and it lists both drives.

There are 2 different things being discussed, and i think that is confusing as hell.

I am talking about an option in the OS that johnc explained the path to.

The second thing being discussed may be enabling an eject option in each drive's main window, or refferring to right clicking on the icon to give you an option to eject the drive (or mounted disk, as the case may be)



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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 24, 2006 09:05AM
In 10.3 and 10.4, the double-clicking the Eject.menu should be place the Eject icon in the menubar, and it can be moved around in it (Cmd-drag).

The Customize Toolbar is only for a window, not the menubar.

There is also an app called Ejector. Place an alias anywhere you want..






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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: celliott
Date: May 24, 2006 09:15AM
I'm using aparently a little known utility that I like a lot called Ardiem. I have a MDD with two drives. Ardiem puts an eject icon on the menu bar and allows you to choose which drive you want to open. But for me, a feature I like better. It also allows you to assign key strokes to eject the drives. Since I never use the page up or page down keys, I assigned page up on my keyboard to eject the upper drive and page down for the lower. I haven't had any problems with it.

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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: h'
Date: May 24, 2006 05:50PM
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johnc
/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu. Double-click it.

Yessss!!!!!! I talked her through it and it worked.
Would have been impossible without this post, and RacerX's clarification (especially since I'm sitting in front of a PC right now).
Thanks.



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: Need an OSX app to open drive bay
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 24, 2006 06:34PM
I'm just pleased I was able to help and to make your day a little easier and life a little more pleasant.

Too bad it wasn't you, h' --- I'm talking to the orange cat.
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