Hotkey for changing Sound Output device (solved!)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MRiOS, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. MRiOS macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    Ok the title pretty much summarizes my question. I frequently have to switch my sound output device from Line Out to Headphones. I know all about the Option-Click of the menubar icon, but what I really want is to assign a hotkey to cycle through them (similar to the alt tab program scroll) when I can't easily get up to cross the room for my mouse.

    If it helps I use a Logitech DiNovo Mac edition keyboard. I've looked all through it's prefpane but it doesn't have an option to switch sound outputs. If there was an unknown keyboard shortcut to switch outputs then I could easily just assign it to an Fx key.
  2. MRiOS thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
  3. skylounging macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2011

    It totally worked!! Thanks for linking that! By the way I got quicksilver from since I didn't have it before. :)
  4. K2R macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2015
    Was also looking for something with similar functionality. Luckily I can across this program which allows you to simplify the audio switching process in your menu bar and also has customizable shortcut keys to do just this without any scripting:

    I use (control + option + 1) to switch my audio output source to my mac and (control + option + 2) to set it to my headphones. Works like a charm!

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