New to Mac and I love it.But a quick question please.

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  1. Panosg

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    Just got my new 24" 2.4ghz IMac after I have been using windows for 20 years. I am allready love the way everything just works. For instance....I first time boot the system I conected my wireless router and you know what is like with windown trying to set it up, well with the Mac it just worked:thumbsup:. no settings no nothing. Amazing:eek:.

    Anyway a quick blond question for you boys. Is there any way that I can put an icon on the desktop to eject the cd's from the drive?

    Cheers.
     
  2. muzzi

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    don't think so. If you don't like dragging the disc image to the trash, you can always use the eject key on the keyboard. Or you can open finder and press the eject icon next to the disc.

    Hope this helps

    Muzzi
     
  3. TimGTi

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    Or press the 'apple' key with 'E' after selecting the CD on the desktop.
    :)
     
  4. jont

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    You could probably create an Automator script and save it to the desktop ... but the eject button on the keyboard has to be easier !!

    jon
     
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    Try this little menu bar app that I've installed on my Mac Mini that works a treat - Ejector
    BTW, it can eject any attached device like iPod/USB sticks etc...
     
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    right click the device and press eject is what I do.
     
  7. Tenex

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    As jont says - you do know there's an eject button on the keyboard? Top right on most. Have fun and we all need to ask questions so don't worry they're too simple.
     
  8. Panosg

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    Thanks fellas. A bit all too new really. Still keep right clicking on the mouse for copy,paste etc as I have got use to the window os. I will get use to it.:smashin:

    Smashing system I say.
     
  9. jont

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    You can still right click for cut/paste ... goto system preferences>keyboard&mouse>mouse and set the secondary button and voila !! - one less thing to learn !!

    Jon
     
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    why do people keep using their mouse for copy/paste :confused:
    So much easier to press Apple+C to copy and Apple+V to paste :D
     
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    You could always activate the Eject menulet: Go to Macintosh HD and navigate to System -> Library -> CoreServices -> Menu Extras. Double click on the Eject.menu item and you will see an eject icon has put itself in the menu bar at the top of the screen. You only need to do this once as Menulets remember when theny have been activated.

    This tip is useful if you have more than one optical drive, as you can click the icon and select which drive to eject.
     
  12. rob_finch

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    Hi,

    I've written a simple script that will do this for you, I have turned it into an application with a nice icon, so all you would have to do is save it to your Desktop. PM me if you want me to send it to you.


    Rob.
     
  13. jont

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    Depends if you are left handed and your hand is full of mouse already !! :D

    Jon
     
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    Also depends if you often have your keyboard in front of you. I use my TV for my monitor and my BT keyboard often sits on the floor next to the sofa most of the time I use my Mini. I guess it's a similar argument for why people use the remote to control apps using Remote Buddy and the like.
     

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