A Better Mac Volume Adjustment

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Hitting the built in volume buttons on your Mac is great for quickly raising or lowering your volume but what about when you want to lower or raise the volume just a little bit. Once again Apple has a solution that they don’t tell anyone about.

Hit the following key combination ….

Shift + Option + Volume up/down

Now you have four clicks per volume notch. Note that if you are doing this on a laptop you may also need to hold down the function key depending on how your keyboard is set up. So the next time your significant other/roomate/neighbor/local peace officer ask you to turn it down, you can … barely.

***note
This may only be a Leopard feature. If anyone still running Tiger can confirm or deny this, drop me a note or a comment.

***Update

Thanks to reader Stephen who confirmed this does not work on Tiger.

11 Comments A Better Mac Volume Adjustment

  1. macwingnut@gmail.com

    Having to turn the volume up isn’t that the first sign of getting old? I don’t have to remind you of a certain monumentous birthday earlier this week?

    😉

    Another great tip, where do you find them? Who cares they’re great!

    Keep’em coming!

    Darren

    Reply
  2. macwingnut@gmail.com

    Having to turn the volume up isn’t that the first sign of getting old? I don’t have to remind you of a certain monumentous birthday earlier this week?

    😉

    Another great tip, where do you find them? Who cares they’re great!

    Keep’em coming!

    Darren

    Reply
  3. macwingnut@gmail.com

    Having to turn the volume up isn’t that the first sign of getting old? I don’t have to remind you of a certain monumentous birthday earlier this week?

    😉

    Another great tip, where do you find them? Who cares they’re great!

    Keep’em coming!

    Darren

    Reply
  4. macwingnut@gmail.com

    Having to turn the volume up isn’t that the first sign of getting old? I don’t have to remind you of a certain monumentous birthday earlier this week?

    😉

    Another great tip, where do you find them? Who cares they’re great!

    Keep’em coming!

    Darren

    Reply
  5. macwingnut@gmail.com

    Having to turn the volume up isn’t that the first sign of getting old? I don’t have to remind you of a certain monumentous birthday earlier this week?

    😉

    Another great tip, where do you find them? Who cares they’re great!

    Keep’em coming!

    Darren

    Reply

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