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 -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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