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10.6: Set alert sound volume from menu bar icon System 10.6
When you Shift-click the standard Sound Volume icon in the menu bar, the control that pops up changes the Alert sound volume; you can check this by opening System Preferences » Sound.

[robg adds: In prior releases of OS X, the Option key was used for this trick. However, in 10.6, the Option key is used to change the audio inputs and outputs.]
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Not working? 100% Volume
Authored by: lullabud on Oct 12, '09 11:06:28AM

Am I the only one who gets 100% volume when I shift-click the sound icon in the menu bar? Ctrl-clicking it sets it back to what it was before...



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Not working? 100% Volume
Authored by: mistersquid on Oct 12, '09 11:51:11AM

The volume goes to 100% for me when I shift-click, and it goes back to what it had been when I click again without shift.



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Not working? 100% Volume
Authored by: gopes on Oct 12, '09 04:56:41PM

I think it is working.

When you shift-click the menu, it is showing you that your alert (not your overall system output, just things like feedback sounds) sound is 100%. If you control-click, nothing at all happens to the menu, it simply shows you the overall system volume as if you were holding no keys at all. In my case, I have alert sounds muted but in order to listen to iTunes, my overall system volume is, well whatever, say 80%. Normal/control click: 80%. Shift-click: muted.



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