Shorter way to unplug USB devices?


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Thomas Jerkins

The normal way to unplug USB devices from computers is:
- to right click on the USB icon in the Systray
"Unplug or eject Hardware"
- to select the hardware device
- to click on the button "Stop"
- to confirm the unplugging
- to confirm the message window "The device can now be safely removed from the system"

Hmm, rather unconvenient all these steps.
Isn't there a shorter way to unplug USB devices?

I want a dropdown unplug menu, a click that's it!

Maybe there is a 3rd party utility for this purpose?

Tom
 
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Guest

Actually you should be able to left click on the "Safely Remove Hardware"
icon in the system tray. That will bring up all the devices that you can
remove (usb devices included). Click on the one you want to remove, and a
message box will pop up soon after saying it's safe to unplug it. I've never
used the long method - I'm impatient.

~Yb
 
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Guest

I have an external hard drive that requires me to actually use the the eject
hardware feature in the system tray. The problem is...the icon's not there
to use it!! How do I get the icon there to safely remove the hardware? I
have windows xp.
 
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3c273

Piggybacking on someone else's reply (didn't see original post),

Left click on tray icon and select device to unplug. (Two clicks.)
Louis
 
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Gary Chanson

mary said:
I have an external hard drive that requires me to actually use the the eject
hardware feature in the system tray. The problem is...the icon's not there
to use it!! How do I get the icon there to safely remove the hardware? I
have windows xp.

Does it show up in the list you get when you run "Add/Remove Hardware"
from the control panel and select "Uninstall/Unplug a device" followed by
"Unplug/Eject a device"?

You should be able to use Microsoft's deveject program (which I think is
part of the Resource Kit).
 

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