29941 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2008 5:46 PM by nerowolfe
There is a Terminal command and it does work under 10.5.1 and 10.5.2. In Terminal type drutil tray eject . You can look at the command man drutil and it lists a lot of related commands. I have sometimes had the mouse method fail to work but so far not the said drutil command. I assume there is only one Disk Recorder involved, otherwiuse you'd have to specify the drive to be ejected.
In researching this I discovered that you can put a permanent eject button on the top menu bar as follows:
go to System->Library->Core Services->Menu Extras
There you will find a veritable treasure-trove of extras, one of which is the eject.menu.
Double-click on the item to install it on the top menu bar.
There are many other items in the Menu Extras folder that you can install on the menu bar the same way.
To remove a menu bar item, hold down the Command key and drag the menu item onto the desktop. You will get a "poof" as it disappears. Only the link is "poofed" not the actual item.