SuperDrive icon is super annoying
September 18, 2008 11:33 AM Subscribe
Why the mystery icon? Should I eat it?
posted by BitterOldPunk to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just upgraded my desktop Mac (2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB SDRAM) to Leopard 10.5.5, attached an external 250 GB LaCie hard drive via USB, and directed Time Machine to back up to the new drive. No problem, works like a charm.
But now when I restart, there's a SuperDrive icon up in the right-hand corner alongside the usual Time Machine, BlueTooth, AirPort, Volume, Date & Time, and Spotlight icons. Clicking on the icon gets me a single grayed-out and unclickable "SuperDrive" menu option. There is no CD/DVD in the drive.
(OK, I just put in a DVD, it played fine, and I can use the icon to eject it.)
Is this just a convenient way of ejecting discs in Leopard? Can I make it go away? (I don't like icons I'll never use cluttering my workspace, and since ejecting the disc doesn't quit the DVD Player, what's the point of this icon?) Apple Help is, of course, no help.
Also, I will accept praise for actually implementing a plan to back up my data after years of saying I'll do it someday.