Shortcuts for changing volume and screen brightness.

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Sonja Maria, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Sonja Maria macrumors newbie

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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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601

    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.
     
  3. Sonja Maria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  4. grahamperrin macrumors 601

    grahamperrin

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    Oh, a hardware breakage. Sorry, I misunderstood.
     
  5. jbarley, Sep 7, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2016

    jbarley macrumors 68040

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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.

    Screenshot 2016-09-07 at 9.04. PM.png
     
  6. Sonja Maria thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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