Mac Guide: Easily Adjust Volume Input and Output Settings

Mac Guide: Easily Adjust Volume Input and Output Settings

As a Mac user, I often find myself juggling multiple audio devices. My setup includes a microphone, external speakers, and headphones, all connected to my MacBook Pro.

Additionally, I utilize Soundflower to record audio directly from my computer. Normally, I would manage these devices through the sound System Preference pane, but I’ve discovered a quicker method.

Mac Guide: Easily Adjust Volume Input and Output Settings

By holding down the Option key and clicking the volume icon in the Menu Bar, a menu displaying all connected sound input and output devices instantly appears.

From here, you can easily select the device you wish to activate. This shortcut not only saves time but simplifies the process significantly.

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