Using the better drive ejection feature


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Using the better drive ejection feature

Let's take a look at another long overdue, at least in my opinion, improvement to OS X. In Leopard and other previous versions of OS X, there would occasionally be times when you try to eject a disk from the Finder, only to get a message saying that you couldn't eject the disk because it was in use. You would also get a not so helpful suggestion that you try quitting applications and try ejecting the disk again. But if you had a dozen applications running, how are you supposed to tell which application was the one you needed to quit? Happily, Snow Leopard provides much more useful information. I have an external Flash drive plugged into my USB port right now called 'PICODRIVE'.

Let's see what happens when I try to eject it. So I can't do it yet, but I'm also told exactly which application is using the disk. It says, "The disk PICODRIVE can't be ejected because QuickTime Player is using it." So I'll say OK. Let's open up QuickTime, and sure...

Using the better drive ejection feature
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Using the better drive ejection feature provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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