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First of all, I only want to disable the standard volume buttons - I do not want to disable the buttons to change brightness, launchpad...

I need this because I want those buttons to trigger scripts for finer volume adjustment using FastScripts.

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allows to intercept the keyplay.

  1. Assign your scripts for fine volume adjustment to F11 and F12 (actually it's a combination of fn+vol. up/vol. down).

  2. Download and install the software. Your computer will restart.

  3. Open the preferences via the menu icon System Preferences → Other → KeyRemap4MacBook

  4. In the Tab Change Key select the options:

    • Volume Down to F11
    • Volume Up to F12
    • F11 to Volume Down
    • F12 to Volume Up

    This will switch the behavior of the function keys with the volume keys: Now you can use fine volume adjustment with one touch and the usual volume adjustment using
    fn+vol. up/vol. down.

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