How can i remove the "Eject" icon from the menubar?

It's an icon that starts on login. It ejects all mounted disks (dmg/usb/etc...).

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    Possible duplicate of apple.stackexchange.com/questions/31953/…
    – bot47
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 11:36
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    I'm inclined to leave this here. The wording is different and one is general and the other specific. Having two or three good questions that are distinct enough in wording will help a greater number of people searching for questions to find an answer here. Unless there are other exact matches, these two questions are fine for the site.
    – bmike
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 15:46
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    I definitely wouldn't have found the other question.
    – drewish
    Commented Nov 3, 2012 at 0:10
  • I guess I know what commonly causes this: If you attach a non-Apple keyboard, the Eject menu comes for rescue as a replacement for the missing keyboard Eject key.
    – bot47
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 9:00
  • In my experience, this icon only appears when you have a super drive attached. Remove it, and it goes away. Is this not happening for you?
    – oemb1905
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 14:18

2 Answers 2


Hold and drag it away from the menubar.

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    You can also move them. Notice that this does not have to work with every application. e.g. Dropbox does not honor the key, while iStat Menu does it. On the other hand you remove Spotlight search using this trick.
    – bot47
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 11:41
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    @bot47 In the future, if you already know it's a duplicate, please flag it for moderator attention to have it closed, and don't answer it. There's no point in duplicating information all over the place.
    – slhck
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 11:53
  • I did flag and answer it
    – bot47
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 11:53
  • Thank you for the flags - in general we do like to close exact duplicates but this is more of a special case. The flags were helpful to make sure we want both questions here.
    – bmike
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 16:01
  • I just tried this tip and I can move the icon from left to right but I can't remove it. (using Mavericks 10.9.2).
    – politicus
    Commented Apr 1, 2014 at 12:03

If you have Bartender installed, use Shift+ and drag the icon away from the menubar.

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    I just tried. Command alone is working. Maybe you have some tweaking tools installed?
    – bot47
    Commented May 4, 2016 at 14:46
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    Ooops. True, I have Bartender installed. Commented May 4, 2016 at 14:47

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