Eject button on Apple keyboards?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tri-stan, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Tri-stan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Is the eject button still on the keyboard that comes with the new iMac? I can't see how that button will be of any use now that most of the product line does not have an optical drive anymore.

    If the button is still their then they have seriously overlooked that one being a company that takes pride in its attention to detail. Not hard to change it to something useful like print screen or delete!
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    You still need it if you plug an external optical drive in ;)
  3. baxlobs macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2012
    Suffolk UK
    It is still there, and is very useful as I do have an external drive.
    I may be wrong, but I thought I read in another thread that it does not work with some non-Apple drives?
  4. John White macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2010
    Actually not needed any more - only really needed for the built-in. Is there a way of assigning it to delete?
  5. Roman2K~, Dec 10, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013

    Roman2K~ macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2011
    I was wondering the same thing, so I wanted to assign that defunct key to sleep functions (sleep displays and suspend to RAM). Turns out, such shortcuts already exist natively in OS X: keyboard shortcuts section "Sleep and shut down shortcuts".
  6. jondunford macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2013
    Going for a poo Moderator
    the app BetterTouthTool can do this

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