Operating the Second DVD Tray on a Mac via the Keyboard

On Macs with two DVD drives, both can be opened and closed from the keyboard.

The primary drive can be opened and closed normally, with the eject key (⏏).

The secondary drive can be opened and closed holding down the Option key, i.e. Option+⏏.

Note:

If your computer cannot display the eject key button symbol correctly (e.g. ), it looks like this:

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  1. Harley Pebley

    Oh, so that’s what that key does. I was wondering. It didn’t seem to do anything whenever I pressed it, probably because I never had anything in the drive when I did.

    Thanks James.

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