Ejecting the second tray

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zoomfinder, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. zoomfinder macrumors member

    zoomfinder

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    Hi all,
    I have installed a secondary optical drive in the 5.25" bay in my Mac Pro 3,1 and this has greatly improved the handling of all optical medias and also helped tidying up my desk top only slightly but I noticed that Mac's eject key would only work on the Super Drive in the top bay and each time I want to eject the lower tray I have to open Toast app, select the drive in the lower bay and push a button. This has become tiresome and I'm wondering what everyone else is doing to get this simple job done. Is there any way to assign the command to a key, or any little app which deals with this?
     
  2. scott.n macrumors 6502

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    Option+eject will open and close the bottom tray.

    You can also install the eject menubar item by launching Eject.menu in System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras.
     
  3. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Press Option-Eject.

    Click the eject icon in the upper right and select which drive to open.
     
  4. zoomfinder thread starter macrumors member

    zoomfinder

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    Launching Eject.menu solved the problem. This works great. In fact Option-Eject was the first key which came to my mind and I tried it but it didn't work. Strangely it still doesn't work and I had to ask. Thanks for your quick help!!
     
  5. zoomfinder thread starter macrumors member

    zoomfinder

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    Strange but after a few days of use, Eject.menu is showing two icons on the Finder's menu bar. Is there a way to kill one of them, or how do I quit a running core service?
     
  6. Lucas Godfrey macrumors 6502

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    #6
    Hold CMD > drag icon off the bar.
     
  7. zoomfinder thread starter macrumors member

    zoomfinder

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    It worked! I still learn something everyday. Many thanks.
     

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