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Re: "Safely remove" USB stick



On Friday 03 April 2009 20:52:20 Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Terry Polzin wrote:
> > On Friday 03 April 2009 07:22, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> >> I asked some time ago why there is no Safely Remove option
> >> in Dolphin on my Fedora-10/KDE system,
> >> which I can click on before removing a USB stick.
> >>
> >> I was told that there was such an option,
> >> but I don't seem able to find it.
> >> I certainly don't have a "Safely Remove" icon in my panel,
> >> as in the unmentionable system.
> >
> > Does your device have a desktop icon?  Right-click that icon and there
>
> should
>
> > be a "safely remove" option on that menu
>
> I don't see any icon on my desktop.

That's KDE3 only

> There is an icon in my panel;
> it is a small blue screen with the USB symbol on it,
> and what looks like a white stand behind it.

That's the Device Notifier

> When I hover over it, it says
> "Last plugged in device: ATV"
> (That is apparently the name of my USB stick.)
>
> If I left-click on the icon a small window appears
> with ATV beside a small USB icon.
> When I hover over the icon it says
> "2 actions for this device".
>
> When I (left or right) click on these words,
> a larger window appears, which says
> "A new device has appeared. What do you want to do?",
> the options being: "Open with Dolphin",
> "Download Photos with digiKam", and "Do nothing".
>
> If I click on the first option Dolphin shows me the contents of my stick.
>
> Now I see that ATV is listed among the devices on the left;
> and if I right-click on ATV I am indeed given the option,
> "Safely remove 'ATV'".
>
> When I click on this the contents of my stick disappear.
>
You can unmount it either from the dolphin Places panel or from the Device 
Notifier.  PoC says you can also umount it from kickoff.

> However, the light on my stick remains on.
> IIRC, under Windows when I click on "Safely Remove"
> and choose the USB stick to remove,
> the light on the stick goes off,
> which I find reassuring.
>
That seems to work on some sticks but not others.  Take the usual 2-3 second 
delay and you should be fine - especially if you have seen dolphin blank out 
the screen.

Anne
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