Option for Ejecting Whole Disk w/Partitions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by garycurtis, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. garycurtis macrumors 6502

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    What is the keyboard command for ejecting a dual-partitioned HDD with one stroke?

    I know that holding down the Control Key while ejection selects only one partition.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    When you click the eject button in Finder or press CMD+E or right click and select Eject or drag one partition to the Trash, you get this message:
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    Pressing the TAB key one and then the Spacebar lets you select all partitions.

    The above screenshot is taken in Mac OS X 10.6.8.
     
  3. garycurtis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't get that dialogue box since I switched from Firewire 400 cable to eSata cable. By the way, my OS is 10.5.8. Why would my dialogue prompt change after only changing cable types to the ext. HDD?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't know. Are the icons for the partitions grey or orange?
     
  5. garycurtis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I get no warning dialogue box at all when right clicking to Eject. The icon disappears.

    How can I set the system to show the dialogue box you posted? I used to get it every time when I was connected by Firewire. Is it a System Preference?
     

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