Sound Easter Egg in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Apple2, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Apple2 macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Messing around with Lion, and found a little undisclosed feature (Maybe bug) with the keyboard volume controls:

    If you press the keys in a specific order, it allows you to have the sound at a much lower level without having an external tuner. (Yes, even lower than 1 "Box" in the little HUD.)

    To do this:

    Start at a normal volume setting.

    Use Volume Down (F11 on desktop Apple keyboards, or the one with one sound wave on laptops) until the volume is muted, no boxes showing.

    Press the mute button (No sound wave, F10 on desktop Apple keyboards)

    There will still be no boxes showing on the HUD, but the little speaker is no longer crossed out. The sound will now play at a much lower level.

    Kind of odd, kind of interesting. Does it work on your machine?

  2. SinisterPower macrumors member


    Apr 16, 2011

    Yep I just tried this while listening on iTunes. Sure does work. Maybe a bug maybe an easter egg? Who knows.:apple::apple:

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