Ejecting a CD or opening a CD tray on a Mac using a keyboard without the "Eject" key
How to add a CD eject button to the Menu Bar
I have had two people ask me about this in the last 24 hours, so I thought others might also be wondering. For those of you who are using a G5 (or other Mac) and may need a way to open the CD tray and don’t have an eject button on your keyboard, here is a little tidbit for you.
Adding a CD Eject Button to the Menu Bar…
- Use the Finder to go to System –> Library –> CoreServices –> Menu Extras
- Double-Click on the file “Eject.menu” *
- You should now have an eject button in your menu bar
* If double-clicking does not work, you might be able to drag the “Eject.menu” to the menu bar to add it.
To remove, just hold down the Command Key (), click-and-drag the item off the menu bar.