Audio Output in Dock?

alksion

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Sep 10, 2010
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I change my audio output between headphones and a sound card multiple times throughout the day. Is there a quick function to get to this without having to go to system preferences>sound>output every time?

I want to click something possibly in the dock that takes me right to the screen shot.

 

BreakGuy

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Nov 23, 2009
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There most certainly is a way to do this.

  1. Navigate to: /System/Library/PreferencePanes/
  2. Locate 'Sound.prefPane'
  3. Drag that item to the RIGHT hand side of your dock
  4. Rename as appropriate
Done.
 

alksion

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Wow, thank you! This community is so great, makes me feel like a Mac noob even though I made the switch about 4 years ago.
 

Jolly Jimmy

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Dec 13, 2007
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You can also simply option-click the speaker icon in the menu bar and select the desired output directly from there.
 
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