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Ferg
14-03-2003, 06:28 PM
Is there a way to make a desktop shortcut to eject the CD? I've got one to shut the system down, I guess there is a way to open the CD cover that isn't right clicking in the drive and clicking eject.

brig
14-03-2003, 06:57 PM
That would be useful Ferg - let's see if anyone comes up with something.

The nearest I've got is to put a shortcut to the cd rom drive in the taskbar and r.click and eject from there

Scouse
14-03-2003, 07:20 PM
Ferg - brig
Ho guys, we're talking about two mouse key depressions here.
Right on the icon to produce the wee menu, left to Eject.
How much 'shorter' a short-cut can you get?
Regards Scouse

Terry Porritt
14-03-2003, 07:21 PM
This query has cropped up several times in the past. There are one or two joke programs around if you search.

I found this site where a program can be downloaded including source code, cdr.zip.
However separate icons have to be made for cd opening and cd closing. It works ok though.

http://www.codeguru.com/system/cdr.html

Scroll down the page to where it says downloads.

Other than a short cut to the cd drive to eject there isnt as far as I know any other way of doing it except by way of one of these programs

Ferg
14-03-2003, 07:51 PM
Scouse said "Ho guys, we're talking about two mouse key depressions here. Right on the icon to produce the wee menu, left to Eject.
How much 'shorter' a short-cut can you get?"

Hehehe , well true, I guess that is pretty short ;-)

The reasons I asked (and its probably sad to say) is that I was going to "stealth" my kids' CD (place a cover over it so you can't see it) and the only way to open it is the clicking way, I was hoping for a nice easy one click option.

Thanks for the info Terry, I'll have a look.

Next step the window in the kids computer. And truly the kids computer, not mine...(ahem).

Danger
14-03-2003, 08:48 PM
What about setting up a function key? Is that possible?

-=JM=-
15-03-2003, 12:20 AM
Argh, and I only just deleted a wee piece of VBScript that would open up all the ROM drives in a computer.

I'll have a hunt and see if I can find it again.

Graham L
15-03-2003, 01:32 PM
There's a command (programme) available for Unix called eject which does this. So it's obviously possible to do it. I have a very vague memory of seeing DOS programmes to do it from DOS in the Simtel archive site.

Ferg
15-03-2003, 11:22 PM
This site:

http://www.vbcode.hpg.ig.com.br/pages/source/occdrom.html

has a script for opening the drives, if I get a chance I might have a play with it, perhaps thats the answer.

Ferg

undercod
09-01-2008, 09:04 PM
guys i think u all know about shortcuts for shutdown, hibernate ........the all use rundl32.exe then the .dll file then its object(method) , here i was looking for the .dll file responsible for Eject purpose.
U can also think of windows media player, on the menu bar, under play tab , there is Eject(Ctrl + E), that really works, so there must be a way to find the responsible .Dll file

Speedy Gonzales
09-01-2008, 09:26 PM
Yer I know this thread is nearly 5 yrs old.

BUT, this site (http://www.alexnolan.net/software/commandline.htm) has a command called ejectcd.

I just downloaded the file, in the link and yup sure enough type ejectcd it ejects the cd.

Even made a shortcut on the desktop and double-clicked. The cd opened.

Ferg
09-01-2008, 09:47 PM
I knew if I waited long enough, I would get an answer to that one!

Shame I threw the machine out a year ago.:lol:

Speedy Gonzales
09-01-2008, 09:50 PM
It'll probably work on the pc you're on now. Well it works in XP.

No prob at all.

Erayd
10-01-2008, 02:20 AM
Wow..... talk about a comeback!

Sweep
10-01-2008, 05:53 AM
Rather than eject we can inject:-

http://www.ericptak.com/emails-and-forwards/?p=1340

:illogical