Pro Keyboard eject function on an older keyboard...

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have a flat screen new iMac. I want to use my old 'short' iMac keyboard (from back in the bondi blue days) instead. How would I eject the cd without the cd-eject button? Can an applescript be writen to do it from an F-Key? Help anyone? Thx in advance.



PS, Never mind WHY I want to do this, I just do.

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    Eww! You *want* to use one of those old keyboards?? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    Try F15 -- I seem to recall that it acts as the eject key when you don't have a real eject key.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    I could see why someone would want a shorter keyboard. If you like using the keyboard on your lap, and you don't want to have 1/4 of it hanging over on the right side, a shorter keyboard is nice. I know I've wished for a standard (non-extended) keyboard on my SE quite a few times. But, then again, an SE is much more useless than an old USB keyboard...
  • Reply 3 of 8
    ijerryijerry Posts: 615member
    I am pretty sure command+E works as well...Although the object you want to eject may need to be highlighted or in use.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:

    <strong>Eww! You *want* to use one of those old keyboards?? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    Try F15 -- I seem to recall that it acts as the eject key when you don't have a real eject key.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Did the little keyboards even have F15? I thought they only went up to F12?



    Try F12... that's the eject button on the iBook and TiBook and if I recall right, at least earlier in 10.1.x it ejected on all computers.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    [quote]Originally posted by ijerry:

    <strong>I am pretty sure command+E works as well...Although the object you want to eject may need to be highlighted or in use.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Ah.. but what if there is no cd in the drive to eject and I simply want to open it?
  • Reply 6 of 8
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>



    Did the little keyboards even have F15? I thought they only went up to F12?



    Try F12... that's the eject button on the iBook and TiBook and if I recall right, at least earlier in 10.1.x it ejected on all computers.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You are correct. It only goes to F12, and I'll give it a try tommorrow. Thx.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    jregojrego Posts: 56member
    Well, you could always alter your UNIX keymappings, if anybody can figure out how. I know it's possible, but I've never really given it a shot (haven't needed to). A cursory check didn't turn up any friendly GUI tools, so it may just be you and your console for this one. Hopefully, F12 will work on its own... Good luck!
  • Reply 8 of 8
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,715member
    OS 9 has a utility app/control strip mod called "Eject". It's in the Utilities or Apple Extras Folder in a folder called "Eject Extras" I think. It's also on the newer OS 9 CDs somewhere too. I use Keyboard Function hot keys to bind the eject app to my F12 key in the Keyboard Control Panel.



    You can't write a Finder AppleScript to eject in the Finder on its own. I have tried!
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