Mac Tip: Expand The Audio Functions In The Menu Bar

Posted in How To on 20/02/2012 by Mark Greentree


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How To: Expand The Audio Functions In The Menu Bar

If your want additional sound options from the Menu Bar then this hint is for you. By default you will only see the volume level slider as shown below:

If you hold down the Option key on your keyboard while clicking the mouse key you will be presented with the following options:

This additional option is especially handy should you wish to change your input or output devices. You can also access the entire series of Sound Preferences from this menu.


Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of Everyday Mac Support. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is the lead host of Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.