Possible to change output source to Mac speakers when headphones plugged in?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by greg400, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. greg400 macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2009
    I've recently started using headphones more and more and something that really bothers me is that I can't change the output source to the Mac's speakers unless I unplug the headphones entirely. Is there a way to do this without unplugging the headphones? I've looked through Audio MIDI Setup Utility as well as the Sound system preferences but found nothing.
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    try soundsource

    not sure how it works on a laptop, but works great with a mac pro...
  3. greg400 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2009
    I've used SoundSource prior to Snow Leopard but there is no need for it since you can just hold option and click on the speaker menu bar icon and get the same exact options. Which does not allow you to switch from headphones to your Mac's speakers.
  4. DB2k macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2007
    digging up an old thread here...

    So.. Option Click doesn't let me change to internal speakers when I have external plugged in. Soundsource fails here too.

    Running latest OSX and mid 2010 27" iMac.


    I just want to leave the externals plugged in but not use them unless I want to.

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