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[Editor's note: This tip was submitted last weekend by Argano]

Try pressing the key combo option+mute - this opens the system prefs directly to your sound window pane. Seems to work in both classic and carbon apps

I'm running 10.0.3 build 4P13

Hopes this helps someone out.

[On my machine (G4/733), this brought the System Prefs app to the foreground, but didn't display the window (quite odd!). And repeatedly pressing option-mute caused my machine to go into slow-motion mode and pegged the CPU meter at 100% utilization. Not sure what happened, but everything was fine after I restarted. Not sure if that's specific to my machine or not, so try this trick at your own risk. -rob.]
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Doesn't work for me
Authored by: sjonke on Jun 19, '01 01:13:37PM

I hear the drive doing something, but the preferences window doesn't even come to the front, let alone show the Sound pane. I tried this on both my 450 MHz G4 tower (AGP) and my (2000) 366Mhz iBook. Actually, on the iBook the drive doesn't even make any sound either.

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Worked perfectly for me
Authored by: Jadey on Jun 19, '01 11:45:32PM

using mac os x 10.0.03 on a 400mhz ruby imac. No problem at all.

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Works like a charm!
Authored by: Vanish on Jun 20, '01 12:49:35AM

This worked beautifully for me on my G4 450MP. A very welcome hot-key.

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Re: Doesn't work for me
Authored by: blb on Jun 20, '01 01:42:16AM

Here's what I've seen: if you already have System Preferences running, it seems to bring it to the front, but not go to the Sound piece. If it wasn't running at all, it starts System Preferences and brings up the Sound piece...

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