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

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

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

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    another victory for the headless iMac... if it weren't for the built-in speakers you could use something like this: http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=1221&doy=4m5

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    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

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    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

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    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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