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Special keys on Apple Pro keyboards System
The special keys (volume up, volume down, mute, and eject) work more or less as expected in OS X. The only exception to this is the eject key. It not only ejects any inserted CD, but also all your mounted disk images. With the adoption of disk images as the primary means of OS X software distribution, I probably won't be using my keyboard eject key much more!
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Thanks!
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 31, '01 09:50:40PM

I was convinced that the volume and mute keys didn't do anything since there's no feedback (like in 9.1). However, they do work (on my DP 500MHz G4).



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Why stop using the eject key?
Authored by: vgz on Apr 01, '01 12:27:01PM

Yes apps are distributed in disk images now. I like that the eject key ejects mounted images. Think about it, you mount the image try out the app and then copy it to your hard drive if you want to keep it. Its nice to be able to eject the image without having to go to the computer level and select eject disk. I find this feature to be more logical. Personally I don't want 3-7 images piling up because I closed the window and forgot about them.

Just my $0.02,



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Install in batches...
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '01 01:23:07PM

I've gotten in the habit of installing apps in bunches. Donwload a slew of them, mount the images all at once, and then start installing, app by app. So if I hit EJECT during this time, then I have to re-mount the images.

What would be REALLY usefule to me (I tried, it doesn't work this way!) is if the EJECT key ejected only selected items (unless there was only a CD inserted, in which case it would eject). Then I could select a few images and hit eject ... of course, at that point, ctrl-click and eject is almost as easy ;-).



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