Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 1:27 AM (in response to Doctormelodious)
P.S. (I can't see how to edit my post on here, so I'm replying to myself): I've seen other posts referring to an "Eject Extras" folder containing an aplet, found on some OS 9 install disks. I could find no such items on mine. A search for the word "eject" only brought up an AppleScript designed to eject a disk. But that's not my problem. My problem is in opening the disk tray when there's NO disk in it. Right now, the only way I can do that is with a paperclip in the little hole in the side.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 6:50 AM (in response to Doctormelodious)
It's been a long time since I've used OS 9 & I don't remember if it included the F12 disc drive function. However, I have a small app called Eject Key that is freeware, but is no longer avaible for download.
Send me an email to caltx at flash dot net & I'll provide you the app.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 9:56 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Thanks so much, Tom! Will do.
What I don't understand is why a third-party utility is necessary in the first place. What happened between 9.1 and 9.2 that killed the automatic mapping of F12 to the opening of the CD tray? Curiouser and curiouser...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2011 11:54 PM (in response to Doctormelodious)
From a 9.2.2 Applications (Mac OS 9) Folder, there exists a Folder called "Apple Extras" and under that folder is "Eject Extras" folder; The " Eject Upper Drive" and "Eject Lower Drive" utilities both located uder the "Eject Extras" folder will Open the CD tray wether it contains a cd or not and prolong the life of the drive (without manually pushing it shut). You can then create an alias and put the file on the desktop and also map a F key to it