[Thunar-dev] How to use the eject function
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Dec 12 19:16:11 CET 2007
Tino Keitel wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> what do you think about the patch? It does not hurry for Xfce itself,
> but the Debian maintainers wait for a comment to decide if this fix can
> be included in the 4.4.2 build for Debian.
Functionally it looks ok (haven't tested it; just glanced at the patch).
I do have issues with using the term "Eject" here. It makes sense for
optical or tape drives, but not really for (e.g.) USB flash drives.
I've seen discussion about this elsewhere, but I don't remember where,
or what the conclusions were, and I don't have a better word or phrase
to use in its place. It appears that both WinXP (right click on a USB
drive in Explorer) and MacOS X (right click [or control-click] on USB
drive in the shortcuts pane in Finder) use the "Eject" terminology, so
at least it's not without precedent...
P.S. Also, what happens for the "Floppy Drive" icon? Sounds pretty
confusing to have an "Eject" menu item that -- physically -- appears to
do nothing (unless you're on an old Mac).
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