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 :: 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 :: (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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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 :: 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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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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Mac Pro :: Cannot Control Th Screen Brightness With The F1 F2 Keys?

Nov 11, 2009

I am using a Samsung monitor so therefore cannot control th screen brightness with the F1 F2 keys.

I tried Shades but it messes with the colour making it look a little washed out and not good.

Are there any others I could try ?

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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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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 :: 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 :: 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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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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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Volume Control Not Working

Apr 10, 2012

Using Lion, latest and fully updated.  At some point in the past week or so the volume control stopped having an effect.  Using either the keyboard function keys or the item in the task bar, the graphics look good and the blocks/slider move around just fine, but there is no effect whatsoever on sound output.  I can control the volume in whatever app I'm using, whether it's a Web app or local app with its own volume control. But the system volume controls no longer have an effect.  This is true whether or not I'm using the display output or headphones.

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.2), 8-core Xeon, 16G ECC RAM, 0+1 RAID

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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 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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MacBook Pro :: Music Control (Function) Keys Not Working

Dec 11, 2014

Just recently the music control keys (the function keys 7-9) aren't working, all the other function keys work.  The music control keys do not work even if I am in iTunes or if I set it to use function keys as standard function keys then try to fn use it. I just updated to Yosemite on Tuesday, I have turned my computer off twice since then and I restarted it today.  I have a Macbook pro with retina. 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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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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Applications :: ITunes 10 Disable Volume Control?

Sep 2, 2010

In iTunes 9 i was able to disable the volume control for remote speakers in Airtunes. In iTunes 10 this option has disappeared in Airplay. Is it somewhere else in the menu or have they just threw this option out of iTunes 10. Is there some sort of workaround?

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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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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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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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Software :: Stop Control-F11 From Decreasing Volume?

Jan 10, 2009

I just bought a new keyboard for my mac, and although it is very sleek (but the keys are smaller), I have a problem. I cannot configure Control-F11 as an application shortcut. It will only decrease the volume when I try to set it as that. Is there a way to do this? (*Better be )

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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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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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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Bluetooth Blocks Volume Control?

Mar 18, 2012

I am having fun with my iMac (late 2011 + 10.7.3) aspecially with software bugs.One of them is following:Volume controll keys on my wireless keyboard do not controll sound. Doesn,t matter which one I press I do see the icons on the display but there is no effect on volume level. The sound "speaker icon" on the system bar is inactive and when I press it I see that slider is frozen at the very bottom and can't be moved.Switch your iMac off.Remove batteries from the wireless keyboard.Switch your Mac on.Sound is back, and after placing batteries back in your keyboard you can see also that sound keys are working again. Unfortunatelly you have to make this operation each time when you switching your iMac off.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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)

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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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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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