Fine Tuning The Volume On Your Mac

March 13th, 2009

Apple / Mac

Precise Volume ControlAfter installing the new AppleHDA and having the audio finally working properly, I figured you would probably want to mess around with some new settings that are available to you.

First, you can get more precise volume adjustment by holding down the option(Windows Key) + shift keys and tapping the volume up/down keys on your keyboard. This divides each volume “block” into 4 for a more exact adjustment.

Next, you can hold down the shift button while pressing the volume keys to mute the “pop” that you hear when pressing the volume key. If you want to permanently silence the volume-adjust beeping, uncheck “Play feedback when volume is changed” in the Sound preference pane and it won’t bother you again.

If you find any of these suggestions useful then let me know by posting a comment or you can even suggest your own tip and if it’s useful, I’ll add it to the post.

Btw, this idea wasn’t entirely my own. Credit goes out to Mac 101 for this one.

If you found this guide useful then feel free to make a donation by clicking the link at the end of the Author’s Mini-Biography. Any amount truly does help.

, , , , ,

About Thomas

Thomas is a self-proclaimed guru (just ask him). He enjoys long walks on the beach, running Mac OS X on his Inspiron 1525, and tweeting about nonsensical life happenings. You can follow Thomas on twitter, email him, or search the interwebs for all his personal information. Neither should be too difficult.

View all posts by Thomas

2 Responses to “Fine Tuning The Volume On Your Mac”

  1. Thomas

    I remapped my keys so I wasn’t sure if it was the same for everyone. I’ll update the post to reflect the changes.

  2. Richard

    For those of you who have a Windows keyboard layout and haven’t re-mapped any keys, the Option key is actually the Windows key. And this works great! Good trick.