Shortcuts for changing volume and screen brightness.

Sonja Maria

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Apr 10, 2016
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So a while back, something happened to my Macbook and I can no longer change volume or screen brightness with F1, F2 or F10-F12.
As I was wiping my keyboard just now, I saw the volume change icon show up, so there must be some key combo that changes the volume without the keys listed.

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grahamperrin

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In System Preferences you should find an option for function key presses to be recognised without also requiring a press on the Fn key. Words to that effect.
 

Sonja Maria

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Apr 10, 2016
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In System Preferences you should find an option for function key presses to be recognised without also requiring a press on the Fn key. Words to that effect.
um no, that's not my problem, my problem is that the key is broken. trust me that is the first thing i tried and i couldn't fix this issue in the system preferences.
 
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jbarley

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When I've had similar problems in the past I used this utility, Spark to create custom keystrokes for the volume.
I used alt+left arrow to decrease and alt+right arrow to increase.
Plus as a last resort one can use the Volume slider in the Sound preference pane, put the Volume icon up into the menubar and it works pretty well.

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Sonja Maria

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Apr 10, 2016
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When I've had similar problems in the past I used this utility, Spark to create custom keystrokes for the volume.
I used alt+left arrow to decrease and alt+right arrow to increase.
Plus as a last resort one can use the Volume slider in the Sound preference pane, put the Volume icon up into the menubar and it works pretty well.

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the application doesn't work on my computer for some reason...
 
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