OS X :: Mapping Other Keys To Volume

Mar 6, 2009

I just got a non-Apple keyboard, the Unicomp 104, and I absolutely love this beast. They even printed me custom "command" and "option" keys when I asked them to. The only thing I miss is that there are no volume control keys. Now, I found this link with a little hack to make an Applescript to change the volume: [URL]

This is much better than nothing, however I wonder if anyone knows how to map the vol+, vol-, and mute keys to other keys on the keyboard. I'd rather have that, because that way gives me the white volume box, and has the popping sound to give me an idea of the volume level, and can be modified with option for more incremental control, etc.

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OS X :: Using Top Keys For Volume Control

Jun 22, 2010

I found a way to control the volume through the system preferences, but I tried to do this with the top keys that have the volume labels on them, but when I press one of them to lower or increase the volume, it either brings a widget up to the screen or moves the current windows off to the side, & does nothing to the volume.

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OS X :: Is It Possible To Remap The Volume Function Keys

Nov 9, 2007

How would i go about remapping the volume function keys on my old white apple keyboard to match the sequence order of the macbook's volume keys?

what i mean is how can i remap the volume keys above the numpad so they are used in this order: mute, volume down, volume up like on the macbooks for F17, F18, F19 respectively instead of volume down, volume up, mute like on the old white apple keyboards for F17, F18, F19 respectively. if it is possible i would then just switch the volume keycaps around to match the mapping.

i found this article about modifying the com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist to change the expos� and dashboard keys link. it says near the bottom that it may be possible to remap the volume keys but the author did not know the values... damn so close! does anyone know the values for the volume keys or know of any other way to change them?

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OS X :: Function (F12) And Volume Keys Flipped

Mar 23, 2009

I have a new 15.4 2.53. I have a question, by default. When you press the key 2nd in on the top right, which is also volume up and f12, when you press it on its own, is it supposed to control the volume or control the f12 assigned in expose for example. Mine was working normally it was controlling volume as I expect it. Now all my top fn keys control fn if you press them on their own.. to control volume I have to press fn?

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OS X :: Mac Book Volume Keys Not Working

Oct 3, 2009

So everything's been fine on this Mac Book. Just about an hour ago, my volume keys stopped working. I tried re-setting the PRAM. That didn't work. Imade sure voice overs and such were disabled. Still nothing.

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Desktops :: F11 And F12 Keys No Longer Adjust Volume

Feb 15, 2010

My iMac keyboard ( F keys) suddenly changed. The F11 and F12 keys no longer adjust volume. Some other keys F3 also changed.

What can I do?

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Hardware :: Volume Keys Controlling Desktop

Oct 1, 2010

When I try to use the volume keys on my iMac keyboard (not wireless), it brings in my different desktop windows instead of controlling the volume. However, I can still control the volume using the volume icon on the main desktop - just not from my keyboard. I am not very technical, but I read about resetting the PRAM settings, which I tried.

(Also, earlier in the week, the USB port on the keyboard for my mouse also stopped working, but now it appears to be fine. I'm not sure if this is related or not.) All software is up to date. I am on Mac OS X version 10.5.8.

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OS X :: Turned It On And Volume Keys Wont Work?

Apr 10, 2008

It was working fine before i went out tonight, came back, turned it on and my volume keys wont work, it makes the splodge sound but nothing happens! There is also a little white circle with a line through it (like a warning sign on a street) underneath the volume counter.One place said to plug in a headphone jack and take it out straight away, that seemed to fix the same problem with other people but not me!!

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MacBook :: Volume Keys Stopped Working ?

Oct 3, 2009

My volume keys on my MacBook have stopped working. All otherkeys work fine. Tried re-setting the PRAM and nothing. Made sure the voiceovers and such were disabled as well.

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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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MacBook Pro :: Volume Up / Down Keys Aren't Working?

May 16, 2012

My up-volume and down-volume keys aren't working. I can only control the vol from the sound in system preferences.

MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Volume Function Keys Do Not Work?

Jun 8, 2012

I cannot control the volume using the F10, F11, F12 keys - all of the sudden they just stopped working

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MacBook Air :: Volume And Other Function Keys Not Working As They Used To

Jun 21, 2014

The volume and other function keys aren't working as they used to. The brightness key doesn't do anything and the volume key isn't working either. I've tried to fix it on system preferences but it didn't work. They're not set to be used like normal function keys. I don't know what is happening they were working fine.

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MacBook :: Volume Keys On My System Are Acting Weird?

Jan 17, 2009

When you want to raise or lower the volume, as you raise or lower them, the accompanying volume that you're setting it to should raise and lower as you go along. Well, I've noticed that this hasn't been happening lately and some of my other sounds have disappeared too, such as in ichat, the sent message and received message sounds aren't occurring even though the settings are set for them to happen. Anyone else experienced this before? I just want to know how I can get my volume keys to work again so that I can hear them as I raise and lower the volume even if there's no sound coming

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MacBook :: Delayed Keys Response (Volume And Brightness)

Jan 21, 2009

Whenever I press on the volume key or brightness, I have to hold it down for 3 seconds for it to change, it didn't do that before, I messed it up, can it be fixed?

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Windows On Mac :: Volume (Function) Keys Not Working On Win7

Sep 15, 2009

I just installed Windows 7 on my Windows partition and everything works fine (video, audio, etc.) except when I try to control the sound from my keyboard with F10, F11 and F12....nothing happens.

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OS X :: Volume Keys In English Wireless Keyboard Don't Work

Apr 18, 2010

After destroying my last german wireless keyboard i bought a new one with english characters and now the f11 and f12 keys do not work in regulating the volume up and down. I have the Mac OS X v 10.5.8.

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MacBook Pro :: Volume Keys Not Working With Internal Speaker

Apr 21, 2010

On my new 15inch mbp the volume keys have suddenly stopped working. I checked in system preferences that the use F1 keys as standard is not selected. When I plugged in speakers or headphones the volume keys work as normal. But with just internal the little picture on screen comes up so the keys work but it doesn't affect the volume?

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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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MacBook Air :: Function Keys Not Working For Brightness Or Volume?

Mar 21, 2012

I have a 2011 (?) macbook air and ever since my trip to the genius bar for a battery issue my function keys don't work after I wake it up (just opening screen).  May also be related to last firmware update?   

I have checked the function key mapping in settings and they are normal.  The volume key launches Expose and the brightness keys (and others) don't do anything.  A reboot helps but only untill the first time I put it to sleep (close/open lid). 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Volume And Brightness Keys Not Working With New Keyboard On It

Apr 19, 2012

I just purchased a new wired keyboard for imac and brightness and volume control keys not working . i have tried adjusting keyboard settings. I have software version 10.5.8. Do I need to upgrade software.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Intel Mac :: Volume Keys Not Working On Apple 10-key Keyboard?

Jun 1, 2012

After the cat spilled a glass of water on my wireless keyboard I had to get a new one. I asked the folks at my local Apple store both over the phone and in person if the 10-key keyboard (non-wireless) they were going to sell me was compatible with Mac OS X version 10.5.8 (I think I'm Leopard) and they assured me it was. When I hit the volume keys, it initially used the assigned function of the F10, F11, and F12 keys (manipulated the windows and dashboard). I removed those key assignments through system preferences but now the volume keys do absolutely nothing. I tried looking for volume controls through the assignments but couldn't even find them to assign the F10, F11 and F12 keys to them. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Login Gets Stuck -- Only Volume Keys Get It Unstuck

Jun 18, 2012

On two of my computers (iMac and Mac Mini -- both recent and both running Lion), the login screen often gets stuck.  I click the user to login or start typing a password and the computer just stops responding.  The only thing that fixes it is raising and/or lowering the volume (in either order, but it's the volume that does it).  Once the volume is changed, the system goes back to normal and the letters I typed appear (or rather dots do -- this is the password field after all).  Very occasionally it will get stuck twice during the same login. 

This is obviously a huge issue logging in remotely because I can't get the volume keys to work via screen sharing (or at least I don't know how to). 

This happened almost immediately upon setting up the systems, so I don't think there's a third party app issue at play. 

Mac OS X (10.7)

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MacBook Air :: 2011 - Brightness / Volume Keys Not Working

Aug 21, 2014

Really stumped by this. Recently (I think it was after a MacOS update but I'm not sure) my brightness and volume keys stopped working on my 2011 13" MacBook Air running MacOS 10.9.4. The F keys still work i.e. if I press Fn-F10, I get the expected effect from pressing F10, but if I just press F10, volume remains unchanged (should get muted). Mission Control, Launchpad, and media keys (rewind, play/pause, ff) all work. 

Using Karabiner, I checked to make sure the keys generate correct events. They do. Pressing the brightness keys generates 0x3 and 0x2. Pressing the volume keys generates 0x7, 0x1, and 0x0, which are the expected key codes defined in ev_keymap.h, the header file for HID. I can also adjust volume and brightness using the sliders in the appropriate section of "System Preferences." 

So volume and brightness itself can be changed. They keyboard keys themselves work and produce correct keycodes. But whatever operating system feature (HID?) that is supposed to read the keyboard input and translate it into commands to the display and sound drivers doesn't work. 

I've tried all the obvious stuff (restart, safe mode, toggle the Function key option in System Preferences->Keyboard). I've reset SMC and PRAM. Nothing has worked so far.  

The only other thing I can think of is that a while back (before this problem started occuring) I got annoyed by the power button in the top-right corner of the keyboard, which I would occasionally hit accidentally. I searched for a way to disable it, and I think I found something -- now it only does something if it's held for 2 seconds. A quick up-down strike does not do anything. Perhaps in tweaking some setting to achieve this behavior (I don't remember what I did), I screwed up something with the brightness/volume keys, but this screw up only became evident later. 

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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IMac :: New Bluetooth Keyboard - Volume And Function Keys Not Work

Nov 17, 2009

Installed a new bluetooth keyboard today. Now my volume controls and other features on the F1 - F12 Keys do not work.Went into Keyboard Preferences and selected and deselected the [ ] Use All F1, F2, F3 keys as standard function keys. Regardless of the setting, the volume controls do not work. Even when holding down the [Fn] Key. I can adjust volume with the mouse ( new Magic Mouse ) using the control on the menu bar.

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Windows On Mac :: Logitech Dinovo Keyboard's Fn Keys Do Not Adjust Volume And Brightness

Jan 28, 2010

I have recently put windows 7 professional on my aluminum macbook, installed all the drivers, and so forth. I hook up my macbook up to an external monitor, and use a logitech dinovo keyboard for a mac. However, when I am in windows 7, the function keys do not adjust volume, brightness, and any other of the functions.

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Hardware :: Can't Find How I Can Get To The Port Mapping

Dec 28, 2010

I have the most recent Airport Extreme and I would like to setup port mapping so that I can use my Apple Remote Desktop from outside the local network. I am having trouble following guides that were geared towards older software versions of the airport extreme. I can't find how I can get to the port mapping (forwarding) in the device

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OS X :: Mapping A Mouse Click To A Key On The Keyboard?

Dec 19, 2008

My roommate often hooks his Macbook to his HDTV. The problem he has it sometimes is hard to read text. He can zoom is while holding the Ctrl key and then scrolling up with the scroll ball on the might mouse.

What he'd like to do is be able to map the side button on the might mouse to the control key so he can just click that and then scroll up to zoom in (so there is no need to hold the physical key on the keyboard).

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Applications :: X11 Unknown Keyboard Mapping?

Jun 3, 2009

Typing in X11 stopped working. For example, if I type zxcv into my keyboards, the 5678 is what shows up on my screen. This happens in all of the x11 apps I use (xterm, the gimp and xournal). As you can imagine, this makes all of these applications unusable.

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Nov 10, 2009

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