Quick tip! Quarter increments in volume control

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adam044, Feb 7, 2013.

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    adam044

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    to change the volume by 1/4 hold SHIFT AND OPTION key and the press volume up or down!
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Glad you finally discovered this. It was available in Leopard and Snow Leopard, then disappeared with 10.7, then returned with 10.7.4.

    No more fine-grained volume control in Lion?
     
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    Spink10

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    Awesome! Thanks for the tip - hopefully I can remember it.
     
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    adam044

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    Its for the people that havent discovered it, ok.

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    Welcome
     
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    Spink10

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    More Tips? Can only bookmark this if it provides me 2 tips I didn't know/ have memorized.

    Is that good motivation?
     
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    GGJstudios

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    This may be useful, if you haven't seen it yet:
     
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    Spink10

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    GGJstudios

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    Quite a few.
     
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    talmy

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    Option + brightness keys (F1 or F2) brings up Display Preferences.
    Option + Mission Control (F3) brings up Mission Control Preferences.
    Option + Keyboard brightness (F5 or F6) brings up Keyboard Preferences.
    Shift+Option Keyboard brightness gives 1/4 adjustments of keyboard brightness.
    Option + Sound keys (F10, F11, or F12) brings up Sound Preferences
     
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    M5RahuL

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    Dock Icon Seperator: To bunch together similar applications.

    Open Terminal and copy/paste the following:

    defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps-array-add'{tile-data={};tile-type="spacer-tile";}'

    Need to refresh dock for the changes to apply. In Terminal type:

    killall dock

    Press 'Enter' or ' Return' and give it a moment.

    Done!
     
  11. justperry, Feb 7, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013

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    justperry

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    What does it actually do, not really understand what it does.

    and I got this:

    User:~ User$ defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps-array-add'{tile-data={};tile-type="spacer-tile";}'
    2013-02-08 13:48:54.374 defaults[1789:10b] Could not parse: persistent-apps-array-add{tile-data={};tile-type="spacer-tile";}. Try single-quoting it.

    Edit: Oh, and I did make a backup of dock plist, I would recommend others to do as well.
     
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    Spink10

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    Keep the tips coming!
     
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    akdj

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    Is there a keyboard shortcut to opening the Bluetooth preferences/connection options (specifically a way to open up the little Bluetooth icon on the top/menu bar)? I've had to replace batteries in the mouse before and it didn't automatically connect after turning it back on. Keyboard automatically connects. For this reason, we carry a wired mouse with us and the iMacs in the field...,'just in case'.

    J
     
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    talmy

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    Mine have always automatically connected (we've got three of them on different computers) however sometimes you need to wait a minute or two for it to happen. Patience!
     
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    This is great!!!! I never knew that this is possible.
     
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    It also works with screen brightness, but not keyboard brightness.
     

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