Windows 10: Annoying: Safe Eject does not tell me when I can unplug a device

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  1.    26 Oct 2015 #1

    Annoying: Safe Eject does not tell me when I can unplug a device


    Is it only me or has Microsoft removed this bubble, which always popped up when you could eject a device? In Windows 10 I never see it. This makes the Safe Eject function hard to use - I never know, whether I now can unplug the device or if I can't.

    When the device is used currently, then there is an according error message - which is absolutely fine.

    But when there is no such error, I am left back clueless as to whether ejecting now worked or if it just did not work. It would be great, to at least get any feedback then...

    Has the "You can unplug now" notice been removed? Or is this some kind of bug, which only I am having?
    Last edited by Joergi; 26 Oct 2015 at 15:50.
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  2. JohnC's Avatar
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       26 Oct 2015 #2

    No the "safe to remove hardware" notice is still there. Most of us are get a message saying it is in use all the time. There is a big thread on that in the insiders forum. I have just been pulling mine out when I'm done using it, as long as a program or browser is not using it you are good to go. Hopefully this will be fixed- it is an annoyance.
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       26 Oct 2015 #3

    I stopped getting it for some reason.
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  4.    26 Oct 2015 #4

    Gary said: View Post
    I stopped getting it for some reason.
    That means you once did get it? I am using Windows 10 since the beginning of August and I actually never got it.
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  5.    26 Oct 2015 #5

    JohnC said: View Post
    No the "safe to remove hardware" notice is still there. Most of us are get a message saying it is in use all the time.
    That is not what I am talking about. When a device is used, and only then, Windows 10 is properly telling me that. That is fine.

    But when it is not used, then there is nothing. No information bubble and nothing.

    Can you post me a screenshot of the "safe to remove" notification?
    I use different devices, USB drives, HDDs and some cards, all that on different PCs and on different USB ports. On exactly none of them have I ever gotten the "safe to remove" notification.
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  6.    26 Oct 2015 #6

    Joergi said: View Post
    Can you post me a screenshot of the "safe to remove" notification?.
    Here you go..

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       26 Oct 2015 #7

    I sometimes see the message too, sometimes not. When I not see it I noticed that the safe removal icon is moving to be the first on the left in notification area. If I try to remove the device while still working, I get the message, but the icon remains hidden. If I remove it successfully, the icon appears on the notification area, so I know I can now remove the device no matter if I see the message or not. I then wait a few seconds, just to be on the safe side and then remove the device. In some devices you can also see the LED switching off, so you can definitely remove it. In others the LED stops blinking and remains on, but I can tell from the icon.

    I have a different problem. When I click on the message to see the autoplay list, it does nothing. I could earlier click on the message and then click on open folder or whatever, now clicking on the message does nothing. What happened?
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  8.    26 Oct 2015 #8

    Actually mine is almost always on the left it is just I only this minute installed Skype that decided to go even further to the left. You can drag and drop the icons as you wish though.

    There are problem with eject (many threads here) - I have a external USB 3 drive which has decided it is internal and will never eject for example.

    I have made a shortcut to call sync.exe pinned to my taskbar and just use that before pulling the thing out.

    No idea about autoplay - I always turn it off, sorry.
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  9.    26 Oct 2015 #9

    halasz said: View Post
    Here you go..

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    Thanks for posting the screenshot! Is that notification part of the Info Center?

    With other words: Is the fact that I have deactivated the Info Center the reason why I do not see this notification?
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  10.    26 Oct 2015 #10

    Joergi said: View Post
    Thanks for posting the screenshot! Is that notification part of the Info Center?

    With other words: Is the fact that I have deactivated the Info Center the reason why I do not see this notification?
    It only shows up if this thing is switched to ON if that is what your mean.

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