Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1289275
Gnome removable drive icon missing
Last modified: 2015-12-10 12:13:25 EST
Description of problem:
When I insert a usb flash drive or other removable media, no removable media icon is added to the desktop or taskbar. This make it impossible to know what's currently mounted or easily unmount it. As a work-around I'm opening a command prompt, typing "df -h" and then manually unmounting the drive before removal. However, a casual user would probably not be able to figure this out and is likely to remove a drive without unmounting it first.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F23
2. insert a usb flash drive
3. look for the removable drive icon so you can unmount it
no removable drive icon, no easy way to know what drives are mounted, no easy way to unmount them
removable drive icon should appear
The application you use to write to the removable device (e.g. nautilus) should allow you to eject the media. If you really want this available as a system action, there are extensions (for instance this one) you can use to add it.
Thanks, I've installed the extension. But knowing whether or not there are removable drives mounted and being able to safely unmount them really seems like it should be a basic part of the computer's user interface, not an optional add on!