Any shortcut to switch sound output?

MrMister111

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I have the Sony PS3 Wireless stereo headphones.

http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/peripherals/detail/item420578/Wireless-Stereo-Headset/

I use them with my iMac also, its a wireless dongle goes in the iMac USB port and connects fine. However to switch the output from the internal speakers to the headset, I have to got into System pref, select sound, then chose them in there.

Is there any way to do this quicker and/or with a shortcut in the menu bar?

cheers
 

FACADE

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Try holding down "Option" when you click on the speaker icon in the menubar.
 
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MrMister111

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thanks for that, never used either of these, look a little complicated for me?!?:eek:
 
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MrMister111

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Try holding down "Option" when you click on the speaker icon in the menubar.
Wow that is brilliant thanks so much :)

I did have the sound icon in menu bar, but was just for volume control, is this new in Lion or always been there?

thanks again
 
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FACADE

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Wow that is brilliant thanks so much :)

I did have the sound icon in menu bar, but was just for volume control, is this new in Lion or always been there?

thanks again

You're welcome!

I believe that shortcut was available starting with OS X 10.6.
 
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