Mar 20 2007
Odd behavior– Mac OS X 10.4.9 brings media eject delay
Have you noticed that, after installing the recent Mac OS X 10.4.9 Update, when you press your Mac’s Media Eject key on your keyboard, that your media does not immediately eject from the optical disc drive and the usual eject symbol bezel does not display on screen? Well, you’re not going crazy…and if you are, this is not a symptom of that ailment–it’s a new feature of Mac OS X.
To prevent accidentally ejecting media, Mac OS X 10.4.9 adds a slight delay to the Media Eject key before it takes effect. To eject a disc, hold the Media Eject key. The disc will eject normally and the eject symbol will appear.