| 6:20 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)|
is there something in the drive right now? If so, you should be able to drag it's icon to the trashcan in the dock and it will eject
I don't have a G5, but isn't there a Media Eject key on the keyboard?
| 10:28 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)|
F12 opens the CD tray. If there's a CD in the drive already, as microcars pointed out, you can drag it to the trash to eject it, or control-click and choose Eject, or click the Eject symbol in the Finder Sidebar. The Apple keyboard also has an eject button, and most 3rd-party keyboards with extra buttons have one, too. But F12 works everywhere on all keyboards.
| 11:51 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)|
F12>>>> CD opens! Whoa! Cool. Even on my Powerbook with an expanded keyboard.
Learn something every day.
| 3:17 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Is the paperclip through the pinhole trick still possible with these newer machines?
| 10:44 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Thanks, who'd of known it'd be so much fun getting a CD in a MAC?
| 10:46 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|Is the paperclip through the pinhole trick still possible with these newer machines? |
He he, and my human factors guy gives me stick for not using a Mac! ;)
| 11:06 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Another simple Mac Query:
We have OSX with MM MX and OS9 with PS and Quark , on the same G5 - how do I switch between the two quickly?
| 11:11 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Boot into OSX. Then just launch any apps the usual way. Apps that only run under OS9 ("Classic") will launch Classic automatically. (As long as you have a Classic system selected in System Preferences -> Classic.)
| 11:12 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Macs are set up this way ( to be hard to get CD's into )in case the CD in question has recently been somewhere "unclean" like a PC running 'doze ;)
| 11:18 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
F12 is "hard to get CDs into"?
| 7:03 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|But F12 works everywhere on all keyboards. |
Not quite true. If the keyboard has a media eject key, then F12 on that keyboard does not eject the disk (i.e., you must use the media eject key).
On Mac keybaords from this century, just look for the eject symbol. If there's no dedicated media eject key, F12 will have the eject symbol on it.
Yes, this falls under the category of "so easy I forget how I do it."
| 2:27 am on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Hmmm... my keyboard (a Macally imedia keyboard) has a media eject key, and F12 ejects.