Learning how to eject a disk or drive using a keyboard shortcut on your Mac OS X computer can definitely help you save time.
The keyboard shortcut to eject a connected peripheral is Command + E. Make sure that you highlight the selected disk or drive that you’d like to eject on your desktop first and then press the Command and E keys at the same time. You can even eject multiple disks / drives at once using this keyboard shortcut.
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If, for some reason, the disk or drive connected to your computer isn’t showing up on your desktop, follow these instructions:
- Click on your desktop so that you’re in the Finder application.
- Click on the Finder menu in the top left of your screen.
- Select “Preferences…” from the drop down menu
- In the General tab make sure that all of the items are checked under “Show these items on the desktop”.
- Now you should see the connected disk or drive on your desktop and can use the Command + E shortcut to eject the disk / drive.
Although it may not seem like a big deal to just drag a connected disk or drive to the trash on your Mac OS X computer, over a long period of time, this shortcut can definitely save you some time and make your overall workflow on a Mac computer more efficient.
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