Assigning a key to be the eject key

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dukebound85, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Hi does anyone know how to assign a key to fuction as the eject botton? The reason I asked is because the keyboard I have does not have an eject key but still need to be able to eject.

    Thanks
     
  2. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    not sure what kind of keyboard u have but with my microsoft usb keyboard I can go into system preferences / microsoft keyboard then assign any key to be the eject button or go into system preferences / keyboard and mouse / keyboard shortcuts(the second being the most likey to work for you.
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    There's a way to do the same thing without the keyboard: install the Eject menulet.

    Open System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras. Inside there, double-click Eject.menu.

    Now look at your menu bar, and you'll find the new Eject icon. Use it as a menu and choose the drive you'd like to eject.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Of course, you'd need to de-assign Exposé first, right?
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Thanks, yea I have a keyboard from an imac from year 2000ish the 400mhz graphite one.
     
  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thanks that's awesome
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Heh, I forgot about that. The one (working) computer in my house that doesn't have a eject button, also doesn't have Tiger on it.
     
  8. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    ...or you could just drag whatever is mounted to your Trash to eject it.
     

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