Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)
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Can you turn the Thunderbolt Display's volume OFF?
I want to connect the Bose Companion 5 system via USB, but my question is how do I turn off the Thunderbolt Display sound while keeping the sound coming from my Bose Speakers?
Thanks in advance, hope someone can answer this, i'd really appreciate it!
- Asked by Michael C from Riverview
- Feb 27, 2012
6 Answers from the Community
The best way to do this is to plug all your devices in. Once plugged in, then goto the apple icon in the top right corner open system preferences, click on the sound icon, then you will see a drop down listing the availiable sound devices. select the device that you wish to output sound. Usually if the device you select is present after removing the device, when it it reestablishes a connection (plug it back in) it will change to that device again.
- Answered by Christopher B from Saline
- Jun 10, 2012
Set your preference in the System Preferences. Go to Apple menu (top left), System Preferences, Sound and under the Output tab select your Bose speakers.
- Answered by Haitham A
- Jun 22, 2012
I don't know if you can do this by any other method, but plugging a headphone jack into your Mac headphone socket will do it.
- Answered by Mark H
- May 31, 2012
If you're using this monitor with Windows (I'm using bootcamp, Windows 7) you can right-click the speaker in the taskbar, select "Playback Devices" and can change which device to play the sound through. By default, once the monitor is connected and recognized by Windows it will be playing through the monitor speakers. You can then switch it to the onboard speakers (laptop), headphones, or other connected devices.
- Answered by David L from Playa Vista
- Jun 15, 2013
As it tuns out, The Thunderbolt Display does not have a power button. It sleeps and wakes with your computer.
- Answered by George J
- Mar 13, 2012
Connect them directly to your macbook using USB.
Please assume all functionality of the monitor is not available when the display is turned off.
- Answered by Jan H
- Apr 13, 2012