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Is fine volume adjustment possible in OS X Lion?

On previous versions of Mac OS X pressing ⌥+⇧+volume+ would adjust the volume by quarter increments. This seems to have been removed in Lion. Is there any way to do fine volume ...
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Yosemite volume up and down doesn't make a feedback sound

Instead of playing a sound when volume up/down is pressed on the keyboard it now plays a sound when you hold down SHIFT + Vol Up / Vol Down. How does one configure it to work like it did before?
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Lowest volume is still too loud—how can I make it even lower?

The lowest volume I can get by pressing the volume keys is still too loud when I'm wearing headphones. How can I make it even lower? I have a Mac Mini 2011 (5,1) running Mountain Lion.
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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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Sound not working when running OS 10 Yosemite

My sound does not work whe I try to turn up the volume it just show this I tried looking on the forums but they didn't help. Thank you for spending the time to answer, if you have any questions ...
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Disable yosemite startup sound

How can I permanently disable the startup sound (or chime) in Yosemite? (I am using a late-2014 13" macbook pro) I already tried several options found here and there : installed StartNinja.app => ...
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Left headphone have significantly lower volume than right one - Macbook Pro 2012

After upgrading SSD and traveling with my Macbook Pro and traveling while low temperatures outside (I don't know if this is relevant). When I connect headphones the sound on the left one is ...
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Can I lower the minimum volume on my Mac?

Even when the volume on my MBP running 10.7.2 is set to only one bar - it is too loud for my use. When using headphones, the minimum and maximum volume configuration is just fine. This is not the ...
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How do I disable the volume control overlay?

When changing the volume on a Mac, you get a big ugly gray bezel showing the change in volume. This is super annoying when (say) watching a movie. Is there any way to disable this?
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Disable volume adjustment sound effect while audio is playing

When there is currently no audio playing, the 'blip blip' sound effect is useful to know where the volume is currently set. But when there IS audio playing, you don't need the sound effect, yet is ...
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How can I remap the volume buttons for custom use?

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 ...
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Audio output and volume controls gone after updating to iOS 5.1

I have an iPhone 4 (Verizon, Model MD146LL) and I just upgraded from iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 5.1 (9B176) using Settings > General > Software Update. Immediately after completing the update, I noticed that ...
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Where is the OS X Volume Change Feedback Sound File located?

I upgraded Yosemite, and turns out they changed the "pop" sound that plays when you change the volume. I have another Mac, which is on Mavericks, and I would like to get the old sound back. I saw ...
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How can I limit the headphone max volume on OS X?

So I hurt my ears from excessively loud music last week at work. I'm well aware of the volume down key of course, but I tend to crank it up too much throughout the day without noticing it. I need a ...
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Mac OSX microphone input volume level auto-adjusts - can it be disabled?

I've found this issue and various discussions online about this, but no obvious "just do this", so I'm wandering over here from ServerFault to ask this. Is there a way to disable or hard-set the ...
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Skype way too quiet. How to get louder Skype audio output on my MacBook Pro?

My girlfriend and I are getting really irritated with how quiet Skype is on my new MacBook Pro. Even with the volume turned up to the max, I can still barely hear her even with my air conditioning ...
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Master volume control is grayed out

on my Mac 10.6 (MacBook Pro Late 2009) master volume control for both Line-In built and for external USB Microphone is disabled (grayed out) Nobody really wanted to help what is the reason and how ...
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Free or cheap software to boost volume of Macbook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac? What software can I use to artificially increase the volume of my Macbook? I know Boom and Audio Hijack Pro are solutions ...
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Multi-output MIDI device disables volume control

When creating either an Aggregate Device or a Multi-Output Device in Audio MIDI Setup and setting it as the default audio output device, the volume control is greyed out and locked at maximum ...
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Why is the audio volume level at 0 every time I start my Mac?

I don't know if this is a bug or a feature in Mac OS X 10.7. Every time I (re)start my Mac the volume of my audio device is set to zero and doesn't remember the last level I set. I think this started ...
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How do I silence the message ringtone while talking?

During a phone conversation on my iPhone (iOS5) today, I received three text messages. Each one caused my phone to play my message ringtone rather loudly in my ear. Is this normal behavior? Is there ...
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Can I set the volume on my iPhone lower than the slider goes?

I have an iPhone 4S and some V-Moda in-ear headphones. The headphones have great volume and isolation, which is good when I'm listening to something quiet. But it's a problem on my iPhone. When I ...
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Is there free utility to amplify the system volume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac? Skype way too quiet. How to get louder Skype audio output on my MacBook Pro? I came across this question about tools ...
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Is it possible to echo what your mic records to the speakers?

When I talk on my Blackberry with a headset, it echos what I'm recording back into the headphones. This helps me hear my own voice when I'm talking, so I can regulate my volume. I'm wondering if it's ...
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iPhone 5 alarm—is there an option to have an “increasing melody” for the alarm?

I just made the switch from an Android and I had this option there. Does the iPhone have it as well? And a second question: will the alarm activate when the phone is off?
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Delay when using the volume buttons

When I change the volume using the buttons on an Apple Wireless keyboard (with a Mac Mini) I almost have a huge delay between the key press and the action (up to several seconds and from time to time ...
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iPhone 4s volume bar disappearing

I have a iPhone 4s 64GB for 3 1/2 years now. A few weeks ago, my volume bar randomly wasn't showing up when I tried pressing the + or - button on the phone itself. Also, the volume bar was "grey ...
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1answer
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Is it safe to play the Macbook Pro/Air speakers at maximum volume?

The Macbook Pro speakers have a very crisp sound. I like to play them at almost max. volume very often. Will the speakers suffer a loss in quality? Is this save to use on the long run?
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Software to increase my volume on iPod nano 6th gen?

I have an iPod Nano 6th Generation and it had been working perfectly fine, but one day suddenly my up volume button got stuck. That button can't be pressed as it has gone down completely. I searched a ...
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1answer
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Volume control in OS X has no effect

My volume in OS X doesn't seem to be actually controlling my volume. Not that the displayed "output volume" in the Sound preference pane doesn't change as I press volume up and volume down keys. The ...
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1answer
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How to turn off my speakers when no sound is being played?

I just bought a wattmeter and realized that my speakers are using 15 Watts on idle. Is there a way to detect that no sound is being currently played in order to turn off my speakers ? The system ...
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Alternative way to change volume

I have the volume + button broken, and if I click it, it may stuck itself and continuously increase the volume, so I avoid to use the + button. I tried the assistive touch, but it's incredibly ...
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Can volume booster software (like Boom) damage MacBook Pro's internal speakers?

As you know, the sound volume of Mac laptops isn't too loud. I bought Boom, a volume-booster software for Macs, and after some months of using it for listening to music or viewing videos at loud ...
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2answers
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Alternative Ways to Control The Volume Level Of My Mac In OS X?

Generally to either increase or decrease the volume level of my Mac, I always go to the volume menu bar and adjust the slider accordingly. I was wondering: What other ways exist within OS X to ...
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1answer
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Is Cmd+F10 that mute the Mac a built-in OS X keyboard shortcut?

I just discovered that the combination of Cmd+F10 (without any Fn key pressed) muted my mac. I wanted to know if it was a built-in keyboard shortcut as it does not appear in the System preferences.
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Change volume of airport using the master keys, not itunes volume slider

My roommate recently bought an airport express, and I love it. Minus the fact that when I'm blasting music and someone wants to talk to me, I need to open iTunes and either lower the volume or pause ...
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Shift+volume control menu bar item

On Mac OS X 10.8.2, shift-clicking the volume control menu extra causes a slider to come up. This slider's value is persistent, but different from the usual volume control's value. What does this ...
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Is it possible to schedule my laptop to mute and unmute based on calendar events?

I would like my mac (OSX 10.9) to automatically mute during meetings. I have a fully abstracted calendar, with several sub calendars. Any apps? Any Automator tricks?
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1answer
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No master volume in the new iPod Touch 5?

I used to have an iPod Touch 3, then I upgraded to the latest iPod Touch 5 a few weeks ago. I noticed that there is no master volume. For instance, now, when I am just browsing Safari, and I change ...
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Change volume of individual speaker

My headphones are a bit damaged it seems and the left has higher volume than the right. It isn't my ears, the song or the device :). Is there a program to change just one speaker's volume? Lion allows ...
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2answers
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Grey Volume bar - coreaudiod - Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 2

I've just installed the Mavericks 10.9.1 update and my audio is not working. The volume bar is obscurely grey, and the mac is becoming slightly slow. I checked the console to see anything related to ...
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1answer
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Is there an iPhone app to control the volume depending on travelling speed or surrounding sounds?

I am searching for an iPhone app that controls the music playback volume depending on travelling speed or surrounding sounds. I want this for optimized listening while travelling in my car. Anybody ...
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How do I change the feedback/volume sound effect back to the one in Mavericks?

So I recently installed OSX Yosemite, and one of the immediate changes I noticed was the lack of sound when changing volume. In System Preferences I found you can turn it back on, but instead of the ...
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Facetime mutes all other sounds after Mavericks OS update

I like to FaceTime and watch movies, Youtube clips etc. at the same time and I have been able to do this perfectly up until the Mavericks OS update. Ever since the update for some reason when I'm ...
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1answer
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Hear ambient sound while listening to music with headphones on OSX

I don't want people to yell at me when they want to say something while I'm using headphones on my desktop computer. I'm thinking an app could just listen to the ambient sound and lower the volume ...
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The volume control on my iPhone 4S is not responding after update to iOS 6.1.2

After downloading music from iTunes, audio suddenly stops and become uncontrollable with volume controls.
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Reduce the minimum iPhone volume (bluetooth speakers)

When connecting my iPhone (4S or 6) to a JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speakers, the minimum volume is too loud. Under that, it mutes. It is not a problem of the speakers, as the volume using another, ...
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OSX Yosemite change sound output while headphones plugged in

I've a problem which is my headphones' jack is broken into my computer. I can't hear any voice neither from headphones nor from internal speakers. What I need is, to hear some sound from internal ...
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Is it possible to disable audio through speakers, only play through headphones via headphone jack

Is there an option / setting that allows you to only output audio via the headphone port on your macbook / pro / air ? So that if i had my headphones on and then pulled them out of the laptop the ...
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can't set iPhone 6+ headphones to max or full volume when playing music

When I'm playing music in Spotify or any app with Apple earphones or auxiliary cable in my car, I can't turn music up to full volume. It goes as far as yellow indicator and 'High Volume' but won't go ...