Broken Eject keyboard shortcut in Gnome 2.30

ThereĀ  is a configurable and pre-defined keyboard shortcut in GNOME for CD drive eject, suited especially for keyboard junkies who hate to take their hands off the keyboard for any operation.. However, since previous 2-3 releases of GNOME, i have observed that the keyboard shortcut binding is broken.. in the sense, that it doesn’t work.

So, i defined my own custom shortcut from the “Keyboard Shortcuts” window in Preference menu of Gnome based Distro, by the following method :

  1. Click on ADD button in “Keyboard Shortcut” window
  2. Specify a name for the keyboard shortcut you are defining (in my case: EJECT CD DRIVE)
  3. in the command text box, specify : eject
  4. Click OK to get a new entry in the shortcuts window (at the bottom)
  5. Click on the entry at extreme right hand side
  6. Press the key combinations you desire for the binding.

And you are done ! try pressing the keyboard combination, and you’ll see it working absolutely fine.