New "eject" icon appearing in menu bar?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by majordude, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I just noticed this two minutes ago... what the hell is it? When I click on it says (in inactive gray) "SuperDrive F12".

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  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    From Apple Support Knowledgebase article HT2575

    To show this menu bar item:

    1. From the Finder's Go menu, choose Go to Folder.
    2. Type or paste: /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras
    3. In the Menu Extras folder, double-click "Eject.menu".

    You can get rid of it by holding down on the command or :apple: key on the keyboard and dragging it off the menu bar.
     
  3. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Is this something new or did I do a ninja keystroke that turned it on?
     
  4. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    are you by chance using an older apple keyboard hooked up to your mac? the older keyboards didnt have eject buttons, so when you hook up older style keyboards the only way to eject is through the computer itself. i learned this with my mac mini. took me a while to figure out when i saw it too.
     
  5. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm. I actually have a closed MBP attached to an external monitor and a multimedia Microsoft keyboard (don't laugh, they can't make good OS' but their hardware is top rate!). Anyway, I didn't change or update anything and suddenly that icon appeared.

    It isn't a bad thing... it's just a strange thing.
     
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  7. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, but I didn't just add it! I've had it for two years! Suddenly that icon appeared and I didn't see any strange hardware or software updates.

    Hmmm. Though I did update MS Office yesterday...

    Did they sneak in a hardware update at the same time?! :eek:
     

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