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Pressing the Shift key while changing volume with volume keys on your keyboard will toggle the "Play feedback when volume is changed" setting.

As I unchecked this preference, I find it very useful to get a quick idea of the volume when I plug my MacBook to an unknown audio system.

[kirkmc adds: This is a dupe, but the original hint is so old (it was back in 2002) that I felt it would be useful to run this.]
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Toggle audio when changing volume
Authored by: marksch on May 29, '12 10:00:48AM

So... now we're going to repeat all hints? Don't forget to check if they still apply, first.

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Authored by: msadesign on May 29, '12 01:46:27PM

Tough audience.

At least on some level he's right, though…



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Authored by: Anonymous on May 29, '12 03:36:03PM

Really, this simply shows up the unsuitability of this format for hints.

I'm not an information architect, but I imagine some type of user-permitted tagging (you can call it "crowdsourcing" if it makes you feel nice) layered on top of the current blog format would at least help. You could list "recently tagged hints" somewhere. You could restrict searches by OS, by type (keyboard shortcut, native app, etc.), and so forth.

So: under that system, if a hint from 2002 works, then don't duplicate it. Just tag it "OS X Lion".



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Authored by: osxpounder on May 29, '12 02:41:30PM

I'm really grateful for this one. Glad you decided to run it.

I do a lot of music and audio editing on my MBP, and it'll be great to turn off "Play feedback..." using this shortcut... and it'll save a lot of ear fatigue.

Those default Apple volume-change pops really do a SLAP SLAP SLAP against my eardrums,. Thanks loads for the option to disable them without needing to open System Preferences.

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Authored by: Edgecrusherr on May 29, '12 07:30:28PM

I’ve been a ling time reader of this site and I must gave missed this one before. Thank you for re-running it!

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Authored by: jeaginsky on May 29, '12 09:29:28PM

another vote for thanks for rerunning. i missed this the first time round and it'll get a lot of mileage.



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Authored by: Spaniard on May 30, '12 06:25:42AM

It desn't work that way in SnowLeopard... (You just can mute feedback sound, not toggle that setting, as ever).
It's a nice feature; I thought it was a good hint, as it's tagged in "Mac OS X", and perhaps I had missed that new shortcut. I run to my iMac just to find it wasn't the case.
(I will not upgrade to Lion tough... But I miss that polishing in last SnLpd versions.)



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Authored by: menace690 on May 30, '12 01:49:54PM

Hmm.. Using a Microsoft keyboard on 10.7.3 and this doesn't work.



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Authored by: David Allen on May 30, '12 06:07:04PM

Something that disappeared for a lot of folks for awhile but is now back in Lion is the 1/4 increment volume control. Because I seed test, I get confused as to when things sometimes get removed and returned to Mac OS X. But I know that I was disappointed when this disappeared and am happy that its back.

Pressing Option + Shift allows for a 1/4 increase or decrease in audio volume in conjunction with the audio keys on the Mac keyboard.

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