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10.5: Set fine volume levels using the keyboard
Authored by: zionthelion73 on Jan 17, '08 07:51:38AM

Did you notice that if you hold shift changing the volume via keyboard, toogle on/off the sound effect?

And also that if you hold alt changing the volume via keyboard it opens System Preferences? Works also with brightness keys

Works with 10.5 and 10.4

Ciao

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10.5: Set fine volume levels using the keyboard
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 17, '08 10:27:17AM

In 10.4.11 on my first-gen MacBook Pro, none of these extra keys did anything until I went to Keyboard & Mouse prefs and unchecked "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys"....

After I made that change, my MBP behaved just as zionthelion describes... and no key combination seems to adjust the volume in any smaller increment than the usual. I can do it quietly, or I can invoke the Sounds prefs pane, but I can't adjust the volume with more fine control.



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10.5: Set fine volume levels using the keyboard
Authored by: mustang_dvs on Jan 18, '08 07:06:12AM
In 10.4.11 on my first-gen MacBook Pro, none of these extra keys did anything until I went to Keyboard & Mouse prefs and unchecked "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys"....
The checkbox toggles the behavior of the Function keys.
  • Unchecked, the F-keys activate their OS functions, while holding the [Fn] key makes them behave as F-keys.
  • Checked, it makes the F-keys work as F-keys, while holding the [Fn] key makes them activate the OS functions.


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