Very annoying beeps when turning volume up or down

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  1. macpokerstars macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have used a Macbook Pro from 2007 and have now recently bought the all new 17 inch Macbook Pro.

    Something that really annoys me (and my ears) in the new MBP is the crystal clear sound of the Macbook pro speakers when i hit the Volume up or down key on my keyboard. The sound is just too treble and so loud and it gets even worse when i put headphones on and turn down the volume its even more deafening.

    Anyone think the same?

    Is there a way to solve this problem?

    Thanks a lot

    Macpokerstars
     
  2. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Do you mean the clicking noise? If so, you can turn this off in System Preferences. Go to Sound and then uncheck the 'Play feedback when volume is changed' checkbox.
     
  3. Hraggleblarg macrumors member

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    Isn't there also an option to change the noise to a custom noise, or am I going crazy?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You can also hold down the shift key when changing the volume and it will not play the sound.
     
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  6. R94N macrumors 68020

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    No, that's for the error or alert noise. The default for that is 'Funk' but there's about ten different other sounds.
     
  7. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    Thats awesome! I never knew that ahahah
     
  8. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Yeah! There are a few little tricks like that - searching around finds a lot of things like this ;)
     
  9. Hans Brix macrumors 6502

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    I never thought to look in System Preferences to disable the volume change sound.

    Thanks.
     
  10. a-m-k macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you. It was really annoying to hear during the softer (lower toned) voices.
     
  11. 840quadra Moderator

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    No need to search. MacRumors has a fairly good guide on the various shortcuts and tricks available in OS X

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Keyboard_shortcuts
     
  12. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I never knew that. Thanks for that. My niece and nephew love to just press every button on my keyboard and when they hit the volume button, they keep hitting it because they hear the noise.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  14. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Thank you!!! Being my first Mac, this is tremendously helpful! :)
     

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