You could also, I believe, use the "Keyboard Shortcuts" section of the Keyboard system pref to create a custom shortcut for the "Eject" menu item in the Finder, which wouldn't be quite a smooth as the eject key I believe you'll need to have the disk selected for it to work , but it's another workaround.
You might also have a look at DoubleCommand--it's supposed to do keyboard shortcut remapping, which might help you out one way or another with a Windows keyboard. As for the special keys, if Logitec doesn't have a Mac driver for that particular model which wouldn't surprise me--their driver is awful even for the stuff it does support , I'm not sure.
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Also known as the Apple Standard Keyboard , it was the first to officially use this name. With the modifier keys remapped, you shouldn't have any problems using any Windows keyboard with your Mac. Internally, the M differed from the original M, as the M did not use mechanical keyswitches save for the Caps Lock. So it can't even be used normally anymore once Karabiner Elements is started. The benefit of using AutoHotkey to do this rather than hard registry coding, or scripted registry changes using something like KeyTweak is that it's relatively impermanent and easy to switch back from if you change keyboards. Hopefully that helps! We all know Powerkey works.
You can also right click the mounted volume the CD on the desktop and click eject. Aug 10, 0. Nermal Moderator Staff member. Dec 7, 18, 1, New Zealand.
May 2, 9, 2. OldCorpse macrumors Dec 7, 1, 79 compost heap. F12 is both Dashboard and Eject, the only difference is if you use fn or not.
VoidBoi macrumors regular. Feb 5, 0 Australia. For mapping commands on your keyboard, consider ControllerMate. It won't work with USB Overdrive, however. Tilt your Mac while ejecting the disk. Angle the disk slot side of the Mac downward, then use one of the disk ejection techniques that you'd use for a working disk. Sometimes mechanical parts that drive the CD ejection can become weakened over time; gravity may provide the push you need to release the CD.
Restart your Mac while holding down the mouse button. This will usually prompt your Mac to force the CD to eject upon starting back up. If you use a traditional mouse with your Mac, make sure you're holding down the left mouse button. Use Disk Utility to open the CD tray. Open Spotlight by clicking the magnifying glass icon.
Use a Terminal command. Click Spotlight.
Retry the above methods after giving your computer a break. Shut down your computer for as long as possible at least 10 minutes , then turn it back on and work through the above methods again to see if any of them work. Take your computer to a professional. If none of the above methods work, it's most likely either because your CD drive itself no longer works, or because the CD in the CD drive is physically stuck. Take your computer to a computer repair store or an Apple store and allow a professional to physically remove the disc rather than attempting to do so yourself.
A disc is stuck in the iMac drive. There is no icon on the desktop, and I can't open Safari or iTunes. I also can't shutdown or restart.
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Active 9 months ago. Viewed 13k times. How can I map a key on my Microsoft keyboard to the Eject key? Otherwise, how do I create a new shortcut for locking my screen?
James Lim James Lim 1 1 gold badge 1 1 silver badge 4 4 bronze badges. I don't know how to map a key to the Eject key, but you can easily create a new shortcut with Automator and Services: Open Automator in the Applications folder. Choose Service: Select Utilities and drag Run AppleScript to the right pane: Configure, on the top right corner, that the service should receive no input in any application.
As you can see, I chose Control Command L : The Lock Screen service is now accessible from any application as an entry in the Services menu: Choose the service shortcut carefully to avoid conflicts with other applications' shortcuts.
I don't know how to map a key to the Eject key, but you can easily create a Now you can use that shortcut from anywhere to sleep your Mac. It is a Windows keyboard, but after remapping the Alt and Windows keys, it works It is missing one particular feature and that is the eject key.
I don't see the Lock Screen in services menu although i have checked it in keyboard shortcut. You can create a new shortcut by following these steps: Open Automater and create a Service with a single "Run AppleScript" action, containing the following code: tell application "Finder" to sleep Make sure the Service is set to receive "no input", and work in "any application". That's it! Now you can use that shortcut from anywhere to sleep your Mac.
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