Sound Options From the Menu Bar

You know that volume control in your menu bar at the upper right? Try Option+clicking on it. This gives you access to sound controls including switching between input devices and output devices. On newer MacBooks you can also choose how to use your single audio port. If you don’t have the volume control in your menu bar, you can add it by going to System Preferences, Sound and checking off “Show volume in menu bar.”

Comments: 2 Responses to “Sound Options From the Menu Bar”

    12 years ago

    Nothing happens (ie, no access to sound controls) when I hold the Option key and then click on the volume control. I have OS 10.4.11

      12 years ago

      Right. You'll need Snow Leopard (may work in Leopard too) for this tip to work.

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