View Full Version : How to create an eject desktop shortcut

30-04-2005, 01:59 AM
My pc lives under my table and it is pretty easy to put cds in without looking but I can never find the bloody eject button without turning on the torch..lol. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to make an icon to click on to eject the tray. I know I can right click on the cd icon but I'd like something I can do with a single or double click if possible.
Thanks for reading.


Murray P
30-04-2005, 02:28 AM
Assign a keyboard hotkey sequence. Should be an article somewhere in the MS KB (search) if someone doesn't know here. I don't use XP myself, but you should be able to assign both open and close keys.

Start here, (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449/EN-US/) use the serach if you don't find it. I'm amazed it's not more easy to find. You could also try making a command linked to a shortcut or hot keys and there are untilities on the net, some free (be wary of gifts), but jeez you'd think it would be common.

30-04-2005, 07:10 AM
Easy peasy,
R clk CD icon in my computer and click on create shortcut will give you the CD
control you want on yr desktop.

30-04-2005, 08:54 AM
Here is one utility to do it.

30-04-2005, 10:07 AM

this is a small freebie called hotkeycontrolxp which allows you to configure
a couple of keys on your key board, to open and close the cd rom, amoungst
other things it does. works well



30-04-2005, 10:52 AM
Put an icon on your desktop for the drive (Mine's G).
Right click the icon and one of the offerings is EJECT to open the drawer.
Repeat the action and the menu item is LOAD to close the drawer. :cool:

30-04-2005, 01:49 PM
Have a look at this post (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showpost.php?p=334008&postcount=11).