apple keyboard .. volume shortcut keys not working when connected via HDMI to external monitor

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  1. longthizzz macrumors regular

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    When I use my external macbook speakers, my volume shortcut works fine , but when i hook it up to a external monitor via HDMI , the volume keys don't work and the volume button on the menu is blacked out . How can I get my volume shortcut to work with my external monitor ?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Check your monitor manual for instructions. I had to use a male to male mini plug audio cable. Connect the monitor mini plug sound input to the Mac via the headphone port then change a setting in the monitor to use the external mini plug input for the audio signal.

    Without the audio cable the only way to change the volume of the monitor was to bring up the monitor volume controls then change the volume with the monitor buttons.
     
  3. longthizzz thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. longthizzz thread starter macrumors regular

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    omg it works , i used a headphone splitter and it works thanks bro
     
  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    You're very welcome. :)
     

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