[Thunar-dev] Unmount removable devices systemtray app

Alexandre Moreira alexandream at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 15:18:18 CET 2007

2007/2/1, Harold Aling <h.aling at home.nl>:
>  Dear list,
>  When I copy something to my USB flash disk, I now have to either type
> 'sync' in a terminal or right-click a removable device in Thunar and select
> 'eject'.
>  Wouldn't it be nice to have a system tray icon present if one or more
> removable devices have been mounted that has these features:
>  - Either right or left click shows all mounted removable devices. Clicking
> them syncs and unmounts that specific drive and gives visual feedback that
> it's safe to remove the device.
>  - Produce an error popup (which disappears in X seconds) when a user does
> not correctly unmount a removable device before removing it (which can lead
> to data corruption...)
>  - Default action when clicking the systrayicon: 'sync all buffers to disk'
>  - ...
>  Trashbin or feature request in Bugzilla?

I don't own this kind of device (well, I do, but I hardly use it)  but
someone told me some time ago that this kind of action was not needed
because of the write-through cache linux uses in this kind of device
-- you would only need it to stop blinking to take it off, and it
would be already synced.

Is this correct ?
If so, I don't see much need for that.
If not I believe it would be nice to have that kind of option... but
it seems to be a separate application, doesn't it ?

Alexandre Moreira.

PS: Please someone correct me if the "explanation" I've been given is
bogus.... I don't wanna kill my data :)
>  -H-
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