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Re: "Safely remove" USB stick

Anne Wilson 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.

> You can unmount it either from the dolphin Places panel or from the Device 
> Notifier.  PoC says you can also umount it from kickoff.

I don't seem able to unmount it from the Device Notifier.
(Nor from the f-menu.)
I have to go to the Dolphin window.

>> 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 
> delay and you should be fine - especially if you have seen dolphin blank 
> the screen.

Still, it would be nice to be offered the choice to "eject" the device,
which I found does indeed turn it off.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
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