With KDE (3.5.5), the stock way to unmount a portable drive is to right-click on the related drive icon and then click “Safely Remove Device”. But what if the mouse ran out of function? There’s no alternative keyboard command for this, unfortunately.
So, instead of a shortcut, there is the ‘longcut’ to unmounting a portable drive:
- Open a terminal.
- List mounted portable drives to know to which location/folder the drive is mounted:
mount | grep /dev/sd.
- Unmount a drive:
sudo umount /path/to/mount/folder.
It’s definitely terrible if you ask a newbie friend to do the ‘longcut’ in the event of a malfunctioning mouse. Quite intimidating if I were in his/her shoes.