Finder and CD's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pdpardue, May 23, 2005.

  1. pdpardue macrumors regular

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    #1
    okay, another quick question from me... I did a search, but did yield amny results. Anyway, is there a way that I can erase a CD from within finder with out going through disk utility, perhaps a plug in, or applescript or something? I am using 10.3.9, so maybe this issue is addressed in 10.4. I am a recent switcher, and there are somethings that I am still used to comming from the PC side. I also think it very odd that when I insert a blank CD, the little pop-up has buttons for Eject, ignore, and okay... Anybody else get what the ignore button is for? I mean if I click it, the cd doesn't mount? Does that serve any purpose? Also, I have a blank CD in the drive, and I don't do anything to it, yet if I drag it to the trash, it wants to burn it. For example, if I am checking to see if the CD is blank or not, and then just want to eject it, the burn icon comes up... if I hit the eject button, the disc stays in finder even if I put a new CD in... Why?

    thanks
    Paul
     
  2. fitinferno macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to be very rude and answer just one part of the questions you had (mainly because I really don't know the answers to the other parts!). The ignore button is just so you don't have to deal with it for the time being, or so I think. For example, sometimes I put in a disc, but I don't want to do anything with it, so I just ignore. It still mounts just fine, but I can come back to it when I want and not right away. So, I'd say it does have a bit of a purpose :)
     
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    #3
    Ignore is for other programs to mount it or do something with it.
     
  4. fitinferno macrumors 6502

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    Hehe, I guess I was close? I dunno, it works for me the way I described it so I'm happy...because it works better than a Windows machine ever would! :)
     

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