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Switching Audio Output on iMac


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Alright here's the deal-- I have a y-cable running from the headphone jack on my iMac, to my audio receiver. Half of the time, I like having the sound from my computer running to my audio system so I can listen to my music real loud. But, the other half of the time I don't want the sound running through my system and rocking my room. Right now, I just pop the audio cable in and out of the headphone jack when I want to change where the sound goes, but is there a way I can leave the cable plugged in at all times and just switch the output source from my comp? I've been searching and so far it doesn't seem like I can If you know how I'll, uh, be really really psyched.

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nothin?
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I'd imagine that if you leave it plugged in then the iMac will always choose to send to the audio out port rather than the built in speakers. The only way I can see to do it is pull the cable out I'm afraid.

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yeah that's definitely the only way without buying additional hardware.. which i'm searching for right now.. really stupid. Thanks Jobbs.
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