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  • “But usability sucks – you must find and click tiny icon in tray, try to understand mess of entries in menu and choose right one.”

    Not really IMO :) Left click the icon instead. A list of devices will pop up, just select the one you want to unplug and that’s it.

  • @Ky

    I meant left-clicking. Double-clicking makes mess even worse.

    And best case is single flash drive… But worst case is few SATA HDD that may get in that menu as unpluggable, card-reader that may create multiply devices and letters… Add external HDD, mobile phone, one-two flash drives… And it is completely unusable. :)

    I really don’t understand why Windows doesn’t get updates to such dumb interface decisions once in a while.

  • I’ve unplugged all my USB devices without ejecting them, and nothing has every happened to them. I simply make sure they aren’t being written or read from.

    Never caused me a problem. Did that after I saw a post on Lifehacker about it…

    Heck, I bet I can eject my brain, and put it back in and nothing should happen. =P

  • >I’ve unplugged all my USB devices without ejecting them, and nothing has every happened to them. I simply make sure they aren’t being written or read from.

    “I alway walk across the road on the red light and wasn’t ever hit by a car!” :)

    Personally I am less worried about flash drive (under heavy use they die anyway) and more about my data.

  • Jeketem

    I’ve used this before in a script I wrote using autohotkey
    It was a tad clunky and thinking about probably had one too many steps but served its purpose while I was in school.

  • @Jeketem

    Actually I still use it in similar way, my custom launcher I coded in AutoIt calls it to unplug external drives.

    You dropped it because have no more need or moved on to some better solution? :)

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