Changing the L/R balance of speakers?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by andrewlacey, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. andrewlacey macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2003
    Hello folks. I know that the left/right balance of the iBook (and other Macs I presume) can be set manually through System Prefs -> Sound -> Output but since getting my iBook a few weeks back I've had a little unwanted problem. The speaker balance seems to adjusting itself either way to the left or way to the right - when I view the balance settings in System Prefs after this has happened the slider has quite clearly moved despite the fact I haven't touched it. I think it has something to do with using the volume keys (F3, F4 and F5). Is there some kind of shortcut I'm advertently messing with?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    This is a known issue (in English: search next time :D )

    It happens sometimes if you press the volume keys rapidly enough that the screen's volume display cannot keep up (i.e. under high CPU loads).

    I think it is a new issue to 10.2.6. To avoid it, press the key ONCE and wait for the display to come up, then finish your adjustment.

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