Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#5099 new enhancement

'Eject' Missing for context menu (for optical disks).

Reported by: kvdman Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Tracker Version: R1/alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


I just noticed this on my my Macbook, because there's no eject button... Would be nice to have an eject context menu item for optical disks, I believe every other operating system has this.

Now I know the shortcut is Alt+E, but found that out through Drive Setup.

Change History (9)

comment:1 by humdinger, 12 years ago

ALT+E to eject only in DriveSetup, of course. In Tracker that's for "Edit Name".

I'm not sure an eject menu is really needed. When removing/disconnecting removable media, users are supposed to first unmount the volume for data safety. This should be engrained in their brain whenever possible. When looking for a way to eject a disk from its context menu, "Unmount" does look like a probable candidate. Unmounting a CD will eject it.

If others do think "Eject" should appear somewhere, rename the "Unmount" item (only for optical disks!) to "Unmount/Eject" to avoid an additional menu item.

comment:2 by Meanwhile, 12 years ago

'Unmount' doesn't eject a CD (on my hardware at least)...

comment:3 by humdinger, 12 years ago

It does here. Strange.

comment:4 by axeld, 12 years ago

It looks like it works only sometimes; the "eject" command in the Terminal seems to work reliably, though.

comment:5 by kvdman, 12 years ago

Well I understand you should unmount writable media, I didn't even think to try unmount on the CD because it didn't make sense to me. You can't really damage a read-only disk, so there's no need to unmount it, rather just eject it. Also, what I wrote above wasn;t very clear; I meant by there's no physical eject button on Mac hardware.

comment:6 by Meanwhile, 12 years ago

Probably a simple 3rd party application could offer the eject function for users with buttonless hardware. Some info in userguides pointing out any Terminal or shortcut methods to deal with this situation may be useful too.

comment:7 by kvdman, 12 years ago

I haven't seen a modern operating system that doesn't have eject built into their context menu for optical disks. I don't think something like this should be 3rd party, rather it should be part of the OS and one shouldn't have to open up a terminal to eject a CD either IMHO.

comment:8 by Meanwhile, 12 years ago

I came up with that solution as it seems a system integrated solution brings confusion, based on the info in the comments here. Also, some Macbook Pro models have a special eject key (located at the top right corner of the keyboard).

comment:9 by waddlesplash, 3 years ago

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