Mac Pro :: Sound Volume Does Not Change By Keyboard Control

Apr 2, 2012

OS X Lion, output: Cinema Display.†Volume doesn't change by control keys on keyboard. But it does with software volume control (on iTunes, for example). When I press control buttons on keyboard, volume icon on display appears and changes - but not the volume. It lets me know that buttons are working, and Mac recognizes that.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)


Applications :: Control ITunes Volume (not System Volume) From Apple Aluminum Keyboard?

Oct 20, 2009

I have a Mac Pro and not too long ago I swapped from a fat, heavy and filthy white Apple Keyboard to a new skinny silver one. I like it, and also love that the F7-9 Skip Back-Pause/Play-Skip Forward keys work for iTunes, even when another app is active (what's the word I'm looking for - in focus or whatever). But I use Optical output, so the volume keys (F10-12) don't do anything. I know that, when iTunes is the active app, I can command-+/- to change the volume, but I'd love to be able to map the F10-12 keys to do that - without having to have iTunes active (playing, but not the active window).

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OS X :: Linking Keyboard Volume Control To App Volume Controls?

Dec 14, 2008

I was wondering if anyone knows how to do this- it is a pita to adjust separate volume controls on everything. If I adjust the volume on the keyboard, the volume slider in itunes doe snot move. If I set the volume on itunes with a mouse, then come home and use the volume controls on my keyboard, I have to also manually adjust the slider in itunes. Anyway to link the two?

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Applications :: Pro Keyboard Volume Control Not Working

Oct 22, 2003

sometime this week the volume control on my pro keyboard stopped working. you can hear the "pip" noise when you hit the louder / softer buttons on the keyboard but the level doesn't change. i am still on good terms with my mute control, however.i have to resort to using the sound control in system preferences instead to increase or decrease the volume (sigh!)

i am running 10.2.8 and at about the same time as this problem occurred, I'd upgraded quicktime and think maybe it's the culprit, but before i waste a few hours playing sherlock holmes.


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Intel Mac :: Keyboard Volume Control Does Not Work

Apr 6, 2012

I have an iMac G5, running OS 10.5.8, and a new Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. My keyboard volume control does not work. Any have ideas as to why ? (I have a similar set-up at work with no volume problems.)

iMac (20-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Intel Mac :: Replacement Plugin Keyboard Will Not Control Volume?

Apr 17, 2012

How can I make my replacement usb keyboard adjust volume? In keyboard preferences I have selected 'use all f1,f2 etc keys as standard function keys' and in keyboard shortcuts I deselected (disabled?)  f10 - application windows, f11 desktop, f12 dashboard shortcuts, and allowed full keyboard access all controls. Previous keyboard instantly controlled voilume using f10, f11 and f12 - no adjustments necessary.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: After Update Keyboard Shortcuts For Volume Control Not Working

Mar 12, 2012

I recently ran an update for my Macbook Pro. After the update, the volume keyboard shortcut does not work.†I have the setting for the function keys to work like normal function keys so I have to press the fn key to change the volume. This does not work and changing the setting does not work. I cannot add a shortcut either. Whenever I push the shortcut, I get a grayed out screen with a symbol showing that I cannot change the volume. I can still make changes by clicking on the volume symbol at the top of my screen but I really need the shortcut back.

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OS X :: Change Alert Sound For Everything In Control Panel - Sound - Option

Nov 13, 2010

I'm currently using a macbook pro 17" 10.5.8 / Unlike windows os, it alerts you in many occasion, for example: low battery, usb device inserted, etc. and you can change the alert sound for everyting in the control panel, sound, option.

so basically,
how do I do the same thing on mac?
do i need to install additional software? if yes.. any suggestion?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Sound Volume Control Disappears?

Apr 17, 2012

since a few weeks, we regularly experience that the sound volume control does not show up in the screen title bar, and we cannot play music in iTunes or in youtube. I don't know if this is since i attached a usb Time machine backup disk or since when i upgraded from 10.7.2 to 10.7.3 The only way out is rebooting and then this works again, The sound volume control is back and i can listen music. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Keep mail on server for 1 year

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OS X :: How Can I Change The Default Volume Control Keys?

Aug 17, 2010

Is there a way to change the Volume control keys? I have a new keyboard with no media control keys. How can I assign the volume control functions to other keys of my choosing? I hope it's possible.

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Software :: MBA Sound Not Working - Cannot Control Volume Bar

Jan 19, 2010

I have a MacBook Air, and the sound is not working. The sound bar is full but there is a stop sign like the one when you completely turn off the sound. And I cannot control the sound bar, It is stuck like that.

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Software :: (keyboard) Remapping Different Keys To Control Volume

May 30, 2010

I spilled a bit of drink on my Aluminum Apple Keyboard, and now the F12 (volume +) key doesn't work. The F10 (mute) and F11 (volume -) still work, so, is there a way to do THIS:

Re-map the keys so that,

F10 is now Volume Decrease


F11 is now Volume Increase

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PowerPC :: Powerbook Cracking Sound When Change Volume

Sep 10, 2008

I have a Powerbook 1.5GHz 15.2" with mac os x 10.5.4 and yesterday while cleaning the computer I noticed something weird. With computer unplugged from the power source, i turned it on and increased the volume when the desktop come on. Before I could hear the alert sound when you change the volume there was another sound, like 3 lower volume pops, the normal sound it makes when you change the volume. Then I turned off the computer plugged in all the cables and power source and turned on and then when I changed the volume I only hear the normal alert sound when changing the volume. It only happened when the computer was running on battery.

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OS X :: How To Change Volume Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 28, 2010

I used the migration assistant to move most of my stuff from my old MBP to my new one, but that seems to have had the strange effect of keeping the keyboard settings for the old MBP. Very simply, I'd like to set f12 to increase volume, F11 to decrease etc. but I can't work out where I would change those settings. I've been able to change things like expose and dashboard, but this is proving to be a pain in the backside.

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OS X :: Default Volume Control On Mac Book Pro

Nov 5, 2010

I was wondering if there is anyway to change the default volume setting on my Mac Book Pro? When I plug my headset or earbuds into my Mac Book Pro, the volume automatically increases to half way. Which in some cases, actually most cases, its blasting. I've adjusted the volume in system preferences and nothing works. Is there a terminal command or a change to a Plist to control this before I?m forced to sue Apple for causing my deafness?

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Mac Pro :: Volume Control Defaults Back To Internal Speaker After Sleep?

Feb 17, 2010

Set the computer to output to speakers, keyboard vol controls etc control the speaker sounds and "pop" out of the speakers.

Sleep the system and it reverts back to the internal speaker, even tho the output from iTunes, Quicktime or whatever comes out of the speakers.

Does this happen to anybody else?

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OS X :: Volume Opens The Window For Expose And Does Not Control Volume Monitor Brightness?

Mar 9, 2010

Recently, my newer (last year) iMac probably running 10.5 started speaking and wont shut up... there is no obvious way to turn it off. I usually figure problems out myself but there are no system preferences that effect it. I even changed the voice in preferences as a test and it is still the same guy reading everything clicked in all applications except when I am in system preferences so far. Usually when I run into a dead end like this there is some mystery key command that works... anyone know?I also noticed that some of the top line (f) keys are not doing what they are supposed to any longer as well... volume up opens the window for expose & spaces it looks like and does not control the volume monitor brightness controls are not working either... I went to the key and mouse preferences and set the key strokes to default and still the same.

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Mac Pro :: Main Sound Control Sync With Optical Out?

Jan 4, 2006

It was very hard to come up with a title for this thread. But here is the problem: I have 5.1 speakers i used for my PC, Logi z680s. I plugged in an optical cable to them and the PM. The volume control doesnt seem to be synced at all to what is going on. So I can have the main volume all the way down and as long as there is volume in itunes up(not set to mute equivalent) and up on the speakers, there is sound coming out. If I use the speaker out cable(which only allows 2.1), the sound is "synced" so even if I have sound on the itunes up and the speakers, if I lower the volume all the way with the main controls, the sound will go off. How can I force the optical out to play nice and sync with my volume control?

I think its worth noting I went into sound options, selected the optical out(when it was plugged in), and muted internal speaker but that didn't solve anything. I also know if I have the speaker volume set low enough to begin with, I can turn the volume down enough in OS X to make it seem mute. But needless to say that requires me manually messing with the speakers anytime I want anything over a whisper, so I can't really call that a solution.

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MacBook Pro :: Volume Control Is Stuck?

May 14, 2012

I have a Mac Book Pro. The keyboard controller for my volume does not work. It is stuck on full blast and when I try to lower the white image comes up on the screen showing that it is fullblast with a white circle and and a line through it. Also, when I try to lower it on the top right of my screen it is on full blast and will not let me slide it down. I tried shutting down the computer and then holding command+option+p+r until the start up sound to reset the PRAM but nothing happened.

Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Why Does The Volume Control Go To Maximum All By It Self

Apr 12, 2012

I have recently purchased a macbook pro. I have added an aol email account to my mail, which is great but although i can receive emails, I am unable to send them. I get the message Verify that you have addressed this message correctly. Check your SMTP server settings in Mail preferences and verify any advanced settings with your system administrator. I have checked the settings and the connection doctor and everything is fine.If I need to send email i have to log ito my aol account via safari, but I would much rather use the mail that is set upon my mac.

MacBook Pro, iOS 5

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MacBook Pro :: Volume And Brightness Control Disappeared?

Apr 9, 2007

It seems that the control keys for brightness (default F1 & F2 keys) and volume (default F3, F4 and F5 keys) have moved to another key combination. Don't ask me what I've done . I already tried Fn, but that did not help.

Does any know how to rearrange the keys to the default keys?

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MacBook Pro :: Volume Control Only Works With Headphones?

Feb 13, 2010

When my headphones are plugged in I can use the volume control keys on the keyboard to adjust the volume just fine. But when I unplug my headphones the volume display goes dim, my volume control keys no longer work, and my speakers will not play sound.

The problem started last week. The computer has never been dropped and I won't even bring liquid near it so I know neither of those caused this.

Has anyone else had this problem?

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Intel Mac :: Volume Control No Longer Works?

Feb 27, 2012

Still using the iMac we purchased about 5 years ago, and it's working fine. About a year ago, the numeric keypad on our wired keyboard stopped working. Anytime one of the keys was pressed on the number pad, the whole computer would freeze completely, and would have to be restarted.

A few weeks ago, we decided to stop tolerating this, and purchased a new wired keyboard with the numeric keypad. The numbers still don't work, and all the F buttons don't either. The volume controls don't work, and I've tried reconfigurating them. But they only end up working in iTunes.

We plugged back in the old keyboard and the same thing happened. Number pad doesn't work and the volume controls, etc. don't work.

Called Apple and they told me to call the store. So I called the Apple store we purchased the keyboard from, and they had no idea. Just told me to return the keyboard...

I don't want to have to try installing programs to get this to work. It really should be simpler than that.

Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Mac Mini :: Why Is Volume Control Locked While Using HDMI Out

Apr 15, 2012

I'm connected to my Samsung HDTV via HDMI and I'm unable to control the volume from the volume slider or sound control. When I select "SAMSUNG" in the device for soudn output, it  says "The selected device has no output controls and the Output Volume slider cannot be changed.

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Intel Mac :: Volume Control Go To Maximum Automatically

Jun 26, 2012

Why does the volume control go to maximum all by it self and then gets stuck trying to go higher.

IMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Lost Volume Control When Headphones Are Plugged In?

May 19, 2012

When I first bought my MBP (January 2012) I had this problem; plug in headphones, and I lose the ability to control the volume using the keyboard controls.Over the phone, Apple had me do a PRAM reset. After that it only happened sometimes, with a regular reboot solving the problem. It happened again today. I did a PRAM reset again because I'm sick to death of the little ******** issues I have with this MBP. (I've brought it into an Apple store, they kept it for a week and said nothing was wrong with it.)  

The PRAM reset got it working ... then I plugged in the headphones. They still worked while they were plugged in, but when I unplugged them. Gone.BUT, not only are they gone for the MBP's speakers, they're gone for the headphone as well this time. AND, not only are the keyboard volume controls not working now, but the little volume slider at the top of my desktop isn't working either. I did a regular roboot, it solved it, until I plugged in my headphones.  But it gets better, the keyboard buttons work if I'm using my headphones and listening to something on YouTube, but they don't work if I'm listening to iTunes. And that's only the headphones, MBP speakers non-responsive in either case. 

I do get the little pop-up interface that shows you the volume going up and down or if it's muted, it even gives me that little chime everytime I click the buttons, it's just not doing anything except looking pretty. I can control the volume either by using the volume slider in iTunes (or whatever application), as well as by going to System Prefrences, clicking on Sounds, and controlling it using the Output Volume slider.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.8 i7, 8GB RAM

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MacBook Pro :: Builtin Speakers Not Working - Volume Control Is Greyed Out

Jun 5, 2012

Speakers are not muted, according to system profiler, they are connected. Won't let me turn them up or down, even though they are set to the highest setting. Basically the volume control is greyed out. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Status Bar On Start, Volume Control Crossed Out, Spotlight Not Working?

Apr 21, 2012

About every other time I start up my Mac I get a status bar on startupt (before the login). It takes a bit longer than normal to start up but eventually it does. However, on these occasions that my Mac acts like this I also encounter two (at least) other issues. The first is the volume control has a crossed-out symbol, and hence there is no sound whatsoever‚ÄĒinternal speakers or external. Further, and perhaps more troubling, is Spotlight does not work; I attempt to search but I only have the option for web results.¬†

I also notice some general slow down and it sounds like the Mac is always working on something (fans aren't running full blast though). This led me to open Activity Moniter, which revealed and absurd amount of Wired memory (about 6 GB out of 8).  

What is going on here? I've tried resetting my PRAM and booting in Safe mode; however, I am having the embaressing problem of not actually accomplishing those tasks (I think). I hold down the correct keys but my bluetooth keyboard doesn't seem to be responsive early enough for the keystrokes to register. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Volume Control Is Gone From My Computer?

Jun 19, 2009

My volume control is gone from my computer.

I have no sound and even when I go into system preferences it is set on max and to show on desktop but it is in grey and unchangeable.

No sound comes out of any program and my itunes won't even play songs much less me being able to hear them. Isn't there some way for me to go back in time and have my computer reset everything as it was last week?

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MacBook Pro :: No Sound When I Change Sound?

May 7, 2010

when I hit the change sound button I don't hear the little sound I used to hear...I lent it to my sister so Idk what she did, however, when I change it on the top part of my screen, it does sound anyone knows what might have happened?

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MacBook Pro :: Volume Up / Down Latency - No Sound

Sep 26, 2010

I have a late '08 MBP hooked up to a new 27" ACD, using a bluetooth apple keyboard and magic mouse. It's been working fine in all respects until I woke it up today. Everything is fine except the volume. If I tap volume up or down on the keyboard, there's serious latency (5-10 seconds) between me pressing the button and it showing the volume moving. Secondly (and more importantly), there's no sound at all (no matter what volume it's set at). I've already directed the sound through the monitor's speakers (like I said, everything was working just fine). I've tried rebooting, double-checking the sound settings, and disconnecting/reconnecting the bluetooth keyboard.

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MacBook Pro :: Volume Seems To Be Locked - No Sound Comes Out

Oct 30, 2009

The volume seems to be on lock and no sound comes out of the computer speakers. If I go to the volume sign at the top of the page the volume meter is white and stuck at the top. If I press F5 and F4 it moves neither up nor down and underneath the volume bar there is a circle with a line in it, which I presume is mute. I have gone into system pref -sound -out put and thats stuck too. Also there is a red light on in the headphone socket.

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MacBook Pro :: No Sound Control 15" Mid 2009?

Mar 19, 2012

I recently came across a Mid-2009 15" MBP with 10.6 on it. I couldn't control the audio, but I figured that when I formatted it and put 10.7.3 on, that issue would go away. Unfortunately I was very wrong. I've been investigating the issue and I've tried just about every permissions fix under the sun, and still to no avail. So far, I haven't reinstalled the OS, but I doubt that would work as it was an issue when 10.6 was running, and I did a complete reformat before reinstalling. 

Startup chime works fine, and the speakers are recognized in the audio panel as well as the MIDI utility. I just have no control over the sound, and I never have. Plugging in peripherals doesn't work either, this one has really stumped me.  

I've changed the root .plist files, and I've tried repairing permissions half a dozen times but still nothing has worked. I'm trying to look for a new angle on this issue, because permissions don't seem to be panning out - unless there's something big that I missed.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Saving Volume Control Settings?

Apr 1, 2010

snow leopard likes to my volume setting and always defaults to the middle setting with each startup. is there a way to keep my setting?

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OS X :: How To Control The Volume Of Applications Independently Of Each Other

Nov 4, 2009

Vista and 7 have built in functionality to allow the user to control the application volumes independently of each other. For example, if I'm watching a video, and also am browsing websites that randomly emit noise, it allows you to mute your web browser while still having sound from your video. Can this be done in Mac OS X? Or are there free programs?

I work online through a website that has annoying and non-essential sound, so I want to mute this in order to listen to music through iTunes.

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