The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ejecting an iPod or a disk image!

One of the tips that I find is a real timesaver is "Command-Backspace" to send a file to the trash and "Shift-Command-Backspace" to empty the trash. The problem with that is when I came to eject a disk drive or an iPod and the shortcut didn't work. I looked for that for a long time until I realized it was built right in the operating system. With the disk image or the iPod highlighted in the Finder, you just have to press "Command-E" to eject it! A cool Automator script is coming tomorrow!


Blogger Diligence109 said... took me forever to figure out "Command-delete", (which annoyed me for a while that I couldn't figure it out) I hadn't even thought about trying to quickly eject my drives yet X) Thanks for the tip! keep up the blog, my laptop, Loren, and I really love it ;)

April 11, 2007 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Since there is no "BACKSPACE" on any computer keyboard I ever saw the tipster should pay attention to what is on a keyboard.

Command-DELETE will put a highlighted file, folder, etc,. in the trash and Command-Shift-DELETE will empty the trash.

RE: Command-E, that's been documented hundreds of times and there is a who;e litany of keyboard shortcuts that I can send to anyone who is interested.

April 11, 2007 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Gary is a jerk.

April 11, 2007 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Juustro said...

I could use that list of shortcuts.

Anyway, dont know where that command+e is documented, but that may be cause I didnt read about any documents :D

April 11, 2007 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Oliver said...

In the finder app you can go to "File">"Eject" (About 1/4 of the way from the bottom.)

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April 11, 2007 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Lewis Cash said...

I found it humorous that Gary, who is splitting hairs over the "backspace" thing, couldn't even type the word "whole" correctly. Oh, sweet irony!

Keep up the tips, I check it daily and have found it very helpful!

April 11, 2007 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have to agree with John.

April 11, 2007 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


i do have some useful hints,,


April 11, 2007 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Gary... heh.

April 11, 2007 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

If Juustro want's the list of keyboard shortcuts please email me at and I'll send them. It's a big list since there are many of them

April 12, 2007 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i am a huge fan of keyboard shortcuts and all that they stand for, thanks for the post!

April 12, 2007 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My keyboard has Backspace!

April 13, 2007 at 2:23 AM  
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