Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

  • Location:
  • Mood:

On the Brighter Side

While I complain about software, I want to put in a good word for a little utility I stumbled across recently. USB Disk Ejector is a small program that helps eject USB drives. Yes, you can always right-click the USB devices icon, but putting this program on your computer means you can create a keyboard shortcut to it, which as far as I can tell you cannot do with the standard Windows Remove Hardware Safely icon. Besides, this program's eject dialog is simpler than the Windows one.

This is a tiny EXE file that you don't even have to go through an installation process to use. Just put it somewhere on your computer, create a shortcut to it, and map a keyboard shortcut to that if you want one. On my machine, for instance, Alt-Shift-E now brings up the eject program, and I find it very handy, as I'm plugging in and removing USB drives all the time.
Tags: computers

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • Mouse in the House

    Yesterday morning, it was very quiet as I was working at my desk in the living room. From the kitchen I heard a faint rattling noise. From previous…

  • Breakdown

    This is a continuation about which I hinted in my post yesterday about bringing the Astro home. Our luck ran out on the Rolling Stone. As I…

  • Bringing the Astro Home

    After work today, we tried starting the Rolling Stone and it started right up, so we decided to go with Plan A and simply drive to Yerrington to…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.