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Create Keyboard Shortcut To Eject And Close CD/DVD Drive

cd dvd keyboard shortcut

This is a handy method devised by me to close and eject cd/dvd drive with help of keyboard shortcuts in windows Xp.

To create shortcuts follow these simple steps:

1. Download small freeware utility called tooler.

2. Start up the tooler and create shortcuts for ejecting and closing the cd/dvd drive on the desktop.

3. Now right click on the shortcuts created on the desktop and define keyboard combinations for these shortcuts as shown in image below.

cd dvd keyboard shortcut

cd dvd keyboard shortcut

4. Now assign Ctrl+Alt+E for ejecting the drive and assign Ctrl+Alt+C for closing the drive.

That's it, we are done, now on pressing Ctrl+Alt+E will eject the drive and pressing Ctrl+Alt+C will close the drive ;)

Related: Create Shortcut For Safely Removing USB Devices

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 written by

6 Responses to "Create Keyboard Shortcut To Eject And Close CD/DVD Drive"


January 20, 2008 at 9:04 PM

thats cool mate~~is it that we can make any shortcuts strough this utility???

Ankit Agrawal

January 26, 2008 at 11:47 PM

no.. only few apps,,


January 31, 2008 at 6:03 PM

dude its not workin in ma pc....


February 23, 2008 at 11:36 PM

Buddy i tried this trick using the tooler. The shortcut was created, but when chose the properties to mention the shortcut key...i was unable to mention. because the shortcut was 'None' and when i try to type the shortcut key the 'none' is not gettin deleted. After i press the backspace to clear the 'none' the cusor just blinks.

Cling & Clatter

February 29, 2008 at 5:56 PM


Ankit Agrawal

March 3, 2008 at 11:01 PM

@Mummya try pressing ctrl+alt combinations ...