12 June 2008

Ejecting CDs in Boot Camp

I have been annoyed ever since I got the Das keyboard that I no longer had an eject key in Boot Camp. With Mac, you can just hold F12, but in Windows, you have to open windows explorer, right click on the drive and eject it (and again to put it back in with the "close tray" command). However, I recently discovered this little piece of software: WinEject.

You can assign hotkeys to eject the drive (default is Shift + PageDown for eject, Shift + PageUp for close). I like it all few minutes I've been using it.

Link: WinEject

09 June 2008

Connecting a Server at Startup

I have recently been wishing I could connect my NAS at startup. I thought it would be complicated, and was muddling my way through an Automator command when I found out it is quite simple (why did I ever underestimate Mac?).

Open System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items and then drag the server into the list. Simple as that.