Left-click to unmount

One thing that is perhaps a bit awkward in Puppy 4.1 is the need to right-click on a desktop drive icon and choose "Unmount" from the menu.

I have now added a little yes-no dialog that pops up when there is a left-click on a drive icon. It only pops up if the partition is mounted.

The downside of this is that it always pops up, so if you click on the drive icon with the intention of launching another ROX window, you will get the little yes-no dialog first. However, it only pops up if the partition is unmountable, that is, not in use by Woof/Puppy.

The script that I have modified is /usr/local/bin/drive_all. If you want this modification in Puppy 4.x, just grab the script when I upload a Woof snapshot soon.

Posted on 28 Dec 2008, 16:17


Posted on 29 Dec 2008, 9:56 by dogone
Middle-click to unmount
What you propose is, I believe, precisely the way Grays NOP 4 R1 behaves. I think you could do better employing a middle-click to unmount - no questions asked. A modified left or right click might suffice for those with a two-button mouse. The unmount option can always remain on the right-click menu.