I have a memory stick. when data is being written, the led flashes. I right click, and select eject, the led will flash and when it stops I will unplug it. Other memory sticks, do not have LEDs, how can I be certain the OS is done with the memory device, before unplugging it? Theres no pop-up message I have ever seen for that.

I am using the Desktop Environment Mate 1.12.1.


Right-click the USB stick on the launcher and when its icon disappears it's safe to unplug it...

No annoying pop-up needed/nor given!

You do get a notification when you eject or safely remove an external hard drive, but not for USB sticks.

  • You do get a notification when you eject or safely remove am external hard drive, but not for USBs. – user68186 Oct 29 '16 at 22:43
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    j0h: Good enough??? ;-) @user68186: that comment by itself is good enough to receive and upvote or 2-3. Will do that elsewhere. – Fabby Oct 30 '16 at 21:05
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    Thanks! I was playing with external hard drives, gparted and screenshots. So it was easy to test. – user68186 Oct 30 '16 at 21:21
  • Hi @Fabby, I use Ubuntu Mate, although I looked at a friends computer where she is using Unity, and I do see the thing you're talking about. – j0h Nov 2 '16 at 11:17

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