Questions tagged [sound-volume]

Refers to the loudness of the sound. This tag should be use when dealing with question regarding volume control issues.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disable OS X 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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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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sudo killall coreaudiod made it so I don't have any sound at all

I ran into an issue where my volume buttons on my mac weren't able to adjust the volume of my computer. I sought a solution and someone suggested using sudo killall coreaudiod. Now I have no volume on ...
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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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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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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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How to enable sound on MacBook when connected to second monitor via HDMI?

My MacBook Pro will not play sound when I connect a second monitor via HDMI. When I use the volume buttons, I see this icon: How do I resolve this?
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LG Ultrafine 5K volume too loud

I have the LG Ultrafine 5K screen, and the volume is extremely loud if I move the slider to more than 20%. The screenshot below shows a rather normal listening volume. If I double it, it's very loud, ...
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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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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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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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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 silence the screenshot camera sound?

The sound effects for screenshots can be really annoying and loud at certain times. How can I turn this off? It makes the noise even when my volume is all the way down? Update: I want to simply ...
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Minimum volume is too loud when using Plantronics Bluetooth headphone

I have this problem using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s with either of two sets of wireless headphones - Plantronics Backbeat Pro and Plantronics Backbeat Sense. The volume over bluetooth is much higher ...
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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 to ...
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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 do I control Macbook volume when a DP display is connected?

When I plug my Mac into a DisplayPort monitor that has loudspeakers, the Mac's volume controls become disabled. Is Apple assuming that if I have external speakers I am so much better using their ...
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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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Audio output limiter for Mac? NOT volume control

I'm often victim to some loud sound playing on my computer all of a sudden when I have my volume level turned up already to watch a quiet video. I can't turn everything down to the level of 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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Why can't I control volume of DisplayPort device?

I have a monitor with speakers attached to my rMBP via DisplayPort (via a Thunderbolt dock), and I cannot control the volume with the volume keys. Is there any way to "fix" this? Pressing the volume ...
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Volume on Mac increases automatically when earphones plugged in

I have a MacBook Pro running El-Capitan v10.11.5. Whenever I plug in my earphones, the volume gradually increases (one bar every couple of minutes), automatically. This problem has been going on for ...
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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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Macbook Air without Sound, and missing Input/Ouput device options

I have an up-to-date Macbook Air on which the sound no longer works. I had installed Soundflowerbed on it, and for a long time everything was working fine until a couple of weeks ago when it started ...
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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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Yosemite disables audio output on external monitor change

When I plug or unplug monitor so the screen configuration changes, or if I open/close the MBP lid, then: The audio stops When I try to change volume, the volume symbol is crossed like this: Ø Can it ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Working [duplicate]

When I press the volume button (F11 and F12) nothing happens. Also the mute button (F10) doesn't work. I tried resetting my computer. Plugging in and out my headphones. Nothing worked.
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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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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 but ...
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How can I fix a low speaker volume problem on my iPhone 6s?

I have a 6s with iOS 9.3x installed. Out of the blue, the speaker volume became barely audible. By speaker I mean the the loud speaker at the bottom of the phone. I've used headphones and bluetooth ...
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How to change volume of “say” in AppleScript?

Here is a line from my AppleScript that speaks the selected text: set this_say_Pid to do shell script "LANG=en_US.UTF-8 pbpaste -Prefer txt | say > /dev/null 2>&1 & echo $!" I would ...
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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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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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Volume on MacBook Pro low after disconnecting from Bluetooth speakers

As the title suggests, I am having issue with the volume of the internal speakers from my MBP after I disconnect from the Bluetooth speaker. This doesn't happen always, but it seems to happen with ...
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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 that ...
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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, non-...
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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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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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Set different volume for phone and clock

On iOS, is there a way to set a different volume (loudness level) for the alarms I set in the 'Clock' app? I'd like to lower the volume for the alarm I use to wake up in the morning, but without ...
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How to change the volume of Skype for Mac, independent from the system volume?

After the upgrade to version 7.25 (around April 2016) of Skype for MacOS, the ability to change the conversation volume in a way independent from the system volume seems to have been removed. To be ...
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Alarm application using the maximum possible volume level

The iPhone's alarm shares its volume with the ringer, and I don't want the ringer volume to be too loud. I am looking for an alarm application for iPhone using the maximum possible volume level. ...
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Can’t get my volume button to work at all

Recently my MacBook Air stopped allowing me to adjust the volume. Whether I press F12 or F11 it shows a forbidden symbol on it, as in the picture below. After some research I discovered there is a ...
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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 ...