an Eject menu to your menu bar.
standard way to eject a CD or DVD is to press the eject key on your
Apple keyboard (alternatively, press and hold F12 for a couple seconds).
However sometimes this method won't work if you use a non-Apple
keyboard. Fortunately, there's a secret way to do the same thing:
install the Eject menulet.
installer is hidden in some folders we usually recommend staying
out of. On your main hard drive, dig down into System > Library
> CoreServices > Menu Extras. Inside that window, double-click
on the icon called Eject.menu.
look at your menu bar, and you'll find the new Eject icon. Use it
as a menu and choose the drive you'd like to eject. As a bonus,
in some Macs with multiple CD drives installed the individual drives
are listed in this menu.
To re-order the icons for these menulets, hold down the Apple key
and drag them left or right (to remove one, drag it off the menu
bar with the Apple key held down).
This tip inspired during a long weekend of troubleshooting server
problems at a CreativeTechs Priority Response client. The write-up
on the Eject menulet comes from a Mac
OS X Hints article in MacWorld by Rob Griffiths.]
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