7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2011 10:55 PM by arickg
zackmd1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Honestly what the h* is the eject key for on the macbook air! I understand it can be used for external drives but... Is there a way to remap the eject key to eject usb drives?

MacBook air 13 / Iphone 4/ iPad 64gb, Mac OS X (10.6.4), bootcamp windows 7
  • Tony T1 Level 6 Level 6 (8,665 points)
    zackmd1 wrote:
    Honestly what the h* is the eject key for on the macbook air! I understand it can be used for external drives but...


    I use it for the sleep/restart/shutdown shortcuts.

    Is there a way to remap the eject key to eject usb drives?


    If you have multiple USB drives, how will the shortcut know which one to eject?
  • Furi0us.Bee Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
    From the MBA user guide, (c) 2008, so I assume the previous generation.

    *Media Eject key*
    Press and hold this key to *eject a disc from a MacBook Air SuperDrive* (available separately at www.apple.com/store). You can also eject a disc by dragging its desktop icon to the Trash.

    Bryan
  • zackmd1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I thought about the two usb problem but I only have one usb pugged in at one time so shouldn't be much of a problem. I also understand it is used for the usb superdrive but I don't own one and don't plan on it. I just would like the key to DO SOMETHING for me!
  • Furi0us.Bee Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
    Zack- Steve says no ;p
  • zackmd1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Furi0us.Bee wrote:
    Zack- Steve says no ;p


    Man why not Steve!!!!!!
  • Tony T1 Level 6 Level 6 (8,665 points)
    zackmd1 wrote:
    I just would like the key to DO SOMETHING for me!


    ⌥⌘⏏ = Sleep
    ⌃⌘⏏ = Reboot
    ⌃⌥⌘⏏ = Shutdown
  • arickg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Here's one solution that I found to work for me. Use the "KeyRemap4MacBook" preference pane (http://pqrs.org/macosx/keyremap4macbook/) to remap the eject key to F12. Then install unDock Lite (app store under utilities) and under preferences set the trigger hotkey to F12. The eject key should now eject a connected external usb drive when pressed.