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Open and close the CD tray with the keyboard Desktop
If you have one of the Apple Pro keyboards, the eject key now opens AND closes the CD tray in OS X 10.1. The good news for you non-Apple keyboard users is that the F12 key appears to do the same thing on most every Mac that has a tray-based CD system.
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Bad idea
Authored by: brodie on Oct 02, '01 09:51:13AM

if this isn't an error, as i suspect it is, then i hope it gets fixed, because those of us using the F keys as shortcuts in apps are getting mighty piss€d off with it, especially if you have more than one CD device. i hope someone finds a way of turning this off, i shall be trying and will post if i do.



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Bad idea
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Oct 11, '01 04:39:43PM

it's not an error, it's for uses that don't have an Eject key and have new G4's with no eject button to open the drive. I wish they had used F15 though, but I guess because the older USB keyboards didn't have F15...



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Open everything...
Authored by: UncleAlias on Oct 04, '01 06:32:03AM

F12 does not only open the internal CD tray, but it seems to affect all CDs.



On my beige G3, it opens both the internal, as well as my USB Iomega CDRW.



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yeap, even FireWire burners...
Authored by: metiure on Oct 04, '01 08:44:33AM

My Que!'s tray opens and closes with F12. Cool!

Metiure



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Re: Open Everything
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Oct 11, '01 04:36:42PM

The Eject key also opens everything... my internal CD-RW and my external one too!

It also closes them, so if one is open and the other closed, it switches them... it's kind of funny to watch!



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