Disable the Eject Key

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eraserhead, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    I keep pressing the Eject key by accident on my Macbook (it's so close to backspace), is there any way to disable it (or even better make it only work when you press Fn, Eject)?


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  2. salmon06 macrumors newbie

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  3. Eraserhead thread starter macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    Yeah. Those accidental presses are annoying when you have a disk in the computer, as i do it quite regularly. :eek:
     
  4. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't mind doing that either. I hit the 'eject' key occasionally when I am trying to hit 'delete.' If you are in a quiet room(like in class) and your drive tries to eject a disk that isn't there you can get dirty looks.
     
  5. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    That's what I hate about it! It's dead silent and you press Eject or have to restart and you hear that friggen noise.
     
  6. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I have not had that problem. Are you touch typing? I type without looking at the keyboard and I have never had this problem though.
     
  7. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    as far as i know, this is not possible. but perhaps someone has figured out to edit some system files to accomplish this.
     
  8. mac4drew macrumors regular

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    Googled this in 2 seconds. Give it a try.

    http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/
     
  9. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    DoubleCommand can't disable the eject key. It actually doesn't do anything at all with the eject key.
     
  10. Eraserhead thread starter macrumors G4

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    Just what I was about to post, it does seem from this, that it's modifiable.
     
  11. mac4drew macrumors regular

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    My mistake. Maybe this then? Although it seems a little complex it says it can capture all keys over the Window Manager...

    http://hocwp.free.fr/xbindkeys/xbindkeys.html
     

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