For my 3,000th post, I wanted to add some usage notes to a program that makes my life a lot easier:
- Under preferences, I check "Minimise to the system tray" and "Minimise ProEject on Startup" so it stays out of the way, and so I don't accidentally close it.
- Once that's set, I set this to autostart (under PStart) and it's always running -- I find it works better/faster/easier that way. The 64-bit version (it's the same as the 32-bit version, the program autostarts) only takes up around 2.2 megs, so it's not too taxing on my system.
- When I need something ejected, right-click the icon and select the drive.
It seems like a small thing to eject a drive quickly and smoothly, but at the end of the day just wanting badly to pull the drive and leave without getting a bunch of error messages about "close programs and try again" well after closing everything. I can't tell you how many times I've ejected my DVD-ROM device by mistake or just tempted fate and pulled out the drive anyway. Big headache reducer.
Thanks for your work on this, guinness.