Fine volume control

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by agtoau, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. agtoau macrumors member

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    For finer volume control on the Mac keyboard, I can do Shift + Option and the volume is incremented or reduced in quarter steps. What if I want a still finer increment - say, one-eight steps. How do I do that?
     
  2. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    You can't. Why would you need 1/8 increments anyway?
     
  3. agtoau thread starter macrumors member

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    That has to be a way - this is MacOS, after all.

    I need the finer control because my external speaker is loud even at its minimum.
     
  4. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    So your external speaker coupled with 1/4 volume (1/48 of the full 16 bars) is still loud? Erm… does your external speaker have volume control? If you're using something like iTunes, that program also has volume control. So do almost all video/music playing platforms (YouTube, QuickTime, etc.) And no, there is no 1/8 volume AFAIK.
     
  5. agtoau thread starter macrumors member

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    I know there is a way to do finer increments that involves AppleScript. I hope someone here can chime in.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There is no way to do this in Mac OS X. Do you have an external volume control for the speaker? If so, use that. If not, you're out of luck.
    Google is your friend:
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    Set incredibly precise volume levels using AppleScript
     

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