Command key for ejecting disc from Superdrive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trek1500, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. trek1500 macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2008
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Is there a command key for the MAC that will eject a DVD from the slot drive?

    I'm a day old owner of a MAC MINI and to eject I have been using the remote to actually go into the program and select "eject disc"...wondering if there is a faster way...

  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Unfortunately, you have to have the disk icon selected before keying Apple + E which can be a pain if you've got a bunch of windows open. There's also the eject key at the top right of Apple keyboards...

    I also use Ejector. Very handy and will unmount and eject drives that Finder says are busy when they're not.
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Because it gives you a drop-down choice of all drives, including flash keys and iPods. :cool: x 2 ;)
  4. PaperCutPro macrumors newbie


    Nov 10, 2012
    Astray in Sylvan
    On an Apple full size keyboard, hold down cmd-ctrl-option and the eject key. After a few moments your Mac will shut down and the disk will eject. I realize it will probably take you about 5 minutes to get back to square one, but "fast way" or "quickly" was not in the question.

  5. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Pretty sure the OP has found a solution in the last 7+ years...

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