Is there a way to switch to and from headphones without unplugging them?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calsurfer18, May 3, 2007.

  1. calsurfer18 macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2007
    I have an iMac, and I don't like reaching behind it to plug/unplug my headphones.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You can do it through System Preferences, under the Output tab of the Sound pane. :)
  3. nplima macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2006
    another victory for the headless iMac... if it weren't for the built-in speakers you could use something like this:


    I have a similar splitter on my PC, it's different because it has no cable extension. When I want privacy (skype) I just switch off the external speakers.
  4. calsurfer18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2007
    When I go to system preferences it just shows what I'm currently using, so there's nothing I can switch to.
  5. piltupso macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2006
    Was the device you wanted to switch to plugged when you looked in system preferences? I think it has to be plugged in to be able to "see" it.

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