Any shortcut to switch sound output?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MrMister111, May 29, 2012.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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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
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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  3. FACADE macrumors newbie

    FACADE

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    Try holding down "Option" when you click on the speaker icon in the menubar.
     
  4. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks for that, never used either of these, look a little complicated for me?!?:eek:
     
  5. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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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
     
  6. FACADE macrumors newbie

    FACADE

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    You're welcome!

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

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