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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible System 10.7
In Lion, Apple did away with the button in the upper right corner of Finder windows, which allowed the sidebar to be toggled on and off. I used this frequently for ejecting disk images after I installed new software. Clicking on this button toggled the sidebar which allowed me to find the disk image and click on the eject button next do the disk image icon.

With this button now gone, I needed a faster way to eject a disk image than opening a new Finder window and ejecting. After playing around for a second I found out that by right-clicking anywhere in the mounted disk image's window, I could choose Eject . This is actually faster than the previous method I used. I'm not sure how long that has been a feature, but in is in Lion.

[kirkmc adds: I'm assuming that the poster means that he uses this for disk images that open in their own windows without a sidebar visible. I would just press Command-Option-S to show it (or hide it). But it's true that right-clicking and ejecting can be a bit quicker, if you don't have another Finder window open where you can click to eject the disk image.]
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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: xxloverxx on Jul 09, '12 07:56:34AM

Cmd+e also works.



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: petieg on Jul 09, '12 08:04:34AM

Turn on Show Path Bar and right-click it from there (at the bottom) to eject!! Now that the 'chicklet' key in the upper right-hand corner is gone, the Path Bar is my new Finder fav...



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: kiltbear on Jul 09, '12 08:07:14AM

Also, if the finder window for that .dmg is active, you can also just type cmd-E.

So a "click, cmd-E" vs "right-click, mouse, eject".



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: mef613 on Jul 09, '12 08:32:46AM

Command-option-s will only show/hide the sidebar if the toolbar is visible. If you download a DMG whose window layout is set to hide both toolbar and sidebar, this won't work.

However, Command-option-t will show/hide the toolbar and sidebar together. I use this all the time when opening a DMG to drag an app into Applications or one of my other shortcut folders in the sidebar, as well as to eject it.

I wasn't aware that right-clicking a mounted disk image will give an option to eject it in Lion, though. Thanks!



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: enigmamf on Jul 09, '12 08:55:17AM

Hitting cmd-e only works when you're in the top-level of the disk image, unfortunately, which is a pain.

If both the sidebar and the toolbar are hidden, cmd-opt-s doesn't work - but you can still right-click on the menubar and select "show-toolbar" to get the toolbar and sidebar.



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: Helge33 on Jul 10, '12 04:27:13AM

Also works in (good old) OSX 10.6. Also only on top level directory. Thats why I never discovered and used it..
Is there really no show/hide sidebar toogle button anymore? OSX 10.7 appears to me even more crippled than I thought... another reason to stay with 10.6. as long as possible...



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: Mac Berry on Jul 09, '12 08:58:31AM

Or drag from the desktop to Trash.

Or click the tools icon (cog) on the toolbar then "ejectů..".

Or add the eject button to the toolbar (though not all disk image's show the toolbar).

Or drag from the path bar to the Trash.

Edited on Jul 09, '12 08:59:06AM by Mac Berry



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: aGr[j5(6WU on Jul 09, '12 09:39:48AM

Yeah, butů

1) By default, disk images don't show on the Desktop now.

2) & 3) This hint relates to when there is no toolbar/sidebar (they go together, I think)

4) The path bar isn't visible by default; the hint on using it was also the first reply to this Hint.

But thank you so much for playing :)



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: Mac Berry on Jul 17, '12 04:11:20AM

Just trying to point out that there are loads of ways to do almost everything in OS-X, with the implication that there'll be one to suit the way you like to work; if you're a right clicker, you'll know what to do; if you're a dragger, again you'll know.

I'm not sure I think any of them are hints really; if they were all I'd have to do to submit a hint is look for something (anything) in a right click menu, then submit that. E.g. "to copy text, right click on the word or selection and select copy from the resulting menu"; if you're a right clicker, that won't be a hint, but if you're a keyboard type it might, though you're unlikely to find it useful.

Status bar was mentioned yes, but not my method for ejecting from it.



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: michelle_eris on Jul 09, '12 09:12:15AM

The eject menu item is not gone in Lion, but it is hidden. Just double-click /System/library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: benwiggy on Jul 10, '12 08:03:43AM

Is right-clicking on stuff really a hint?

Edited on Jul 10, '12 08:06:35AM by benwiggy



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: Lri on Jul 10, '12 11:12:43AM

Removable volumes should also be shown in the computer view (⇧⌘C) and in /Volumes/.



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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: allenwatson on Jul 11, '12 10:13:22AM
The eject menu item is not gone in Lion, but it is hidden. Just double-click /System/library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu
Now, that is a useful piece of information!
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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: morespace54 on Jul 16, '12 12:56:42PM
And one that's been around for some time! ;) But that's not what it's about here...

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Eject disk images when Finder sidebar is not visible
Authored by: WDS on Jul 17, '12 04:16:08AM

Try Mountain. It's $1.99 in the App Store.

It lives in the menubar, always available.



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