Eject Button???

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ryox, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Ryox macrumors 6502a

    Ryox

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    The top down view of the keyboard at http://www.apple.com/macbookair/ shows an eject button on the keyboard next to the power key. This thing doesn't have an optical drive, so what is this for??

    And theirs no keyboard backlight control keys either which are usually at f5 & f6...
     
  2. elppa macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    A press and hold should bring up a HUD giving you the option to eject network mounts, disk images, ipods and external disks.

    I've suggested this in the past. A dedicated key for optical media is silly.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    The older macbook air's had it as well, I think the main point of it is for external drives.
     
  4. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    That's 'cause there's no backlit keyboard on the new Air's anymore. :( :( :( :(

    Yeah. If you're using the External Superdrive, you need an eject Button. But I've owned an Air for 2.5 years and used the superdrive like 3 times. :D
     
  5. potatis macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it ejects usb drives so you don't have to pull them out by yourself?
     
  6. Ryox thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What a pointless key... does command + E not do the same thing?
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It is a little pointless, but it's nice to keep the keyboard layouts consistent, and I've used it a few times with my external drive.
     

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