I would like to make Option+clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar show me all AirPlay output devices. Right now, only "Internal Speakers" and the last used AirPlay device are listed, so either only my Apple TV or AirPort Express:

Going into Sound Preferences I always see both the Express and my Apple TV. Only after selecting one there, it also appears in the Option+click menu, but then the other is no longer listed there. Also, whenever using AirPlay Mirroring (which has its own icon in the menu bar), the Apple TV is added and the Express disappears.

Any trick to make both available in one click? Or at least make the Express stick there? (I can select the Apple TV using the AirPlay Mirroring icon.)

  • Ah, Option+F10, F11 or F12 opens Sound Preferences quite easily, and then using Tab, cursor keys, Command+Q is easy too. Maybe I should remove the volume icon altogether and rely on the keyboard instead.
    – Arjan
    Jul 29, 2012 at 14:40
  • If you have a satisfactory answer - feel free to answer your question and accept it. If you have an unsatisfactory answer, best to still answer but not accept explaining how it falls short. Someone can then correct, edit or answer as appropriate.
    – bmike
    Jul 29, 2012 at 22:18
  • I feel my comment is really just a workaround, and not answering the question, @bmike?
    – Arjan
    Jul 29, 2012 at 22:28
  • Opt-clicking volume has always shown me the full list of inputs and outputs. I feel you're in an odd situation. Try with a new test account. It might be an odd setting you have.
    – Alex
    Aug 16, 2012 at 2:43
  • Interesting, @Alex. Is one of your outputs an Apple TV? (Maybe that's causing things to be different, as it's also shown in the AirPlay Mirroring for the display.) I tried in the Guest account; no changes.
    – Arjan
    Aug 16, 2012 at 18:18


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