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Speaker & ear phones

by larreebee1 / December 27, 2009 1:51 PM PST

I would prefer to keep earphones plugged in at all times & be able to move via keyboard (or other means) to & from the speakers.

What have I overlooked?

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You overlooked
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 10:35 PM PST
In reply to: Speaker & ear phones

having a machine that will do that.

Plugging earphones into a Mac, or most other computers, will disconnect the external speakers.
It does that by disconnecting the speakers physically. Only by removing the earphone plug, is the speaker connection re-established.


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by larreebee1 / December 28, 2009 5:07 AM PST
In reply to: You overlooked

Steve Jobs gotta git wid it!


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How would you do it on a Windows box?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 28, 2009 9:34 AM PST
In reply to: EARPHONES ETC

All the windows boxes that I work on mute the speaker physically when the plug is pushed in.

If you have a windows fix, I would like to hear it.


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