Volume increase/decrease buttons?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 99MustangGTman, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Location:
    Germantown MD/ Columbus OH
    #1
    Ok I know this may be a stupid question, but I am a new Mac user here so give me a break lol. How do I assign the F11(decrease volume) and F12(increase volume) to do just that, increase and decrease volume. I went into System Preferences and went under the keyboard section, but I didn't see anything that let me use the buttons for volume. It worked the other day, but not it seems I cannot increase/decrease volume. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
    -Ray
     
  2. hmai18 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    #2
    Are you using a newer notebook with the revised media keyboard, or are you on an iBook or something?

    For the newer systems, it should be: System Prefs > Keyboard > uncheck "Use all F1 etc keys as standard function keys."
     
  3. 99MustangGTman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Location:
    Germantown MD/ Columbus OH
    #3
    Thank you so much.

    btw: I am using a new Macbook Aluminum
     
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    #4
    Just a side note, whether you choose to use them as standard function keys or not, if you hold down the "fn" key while pressing them, it will trigger the alternate function.
     
  5. 99MustangGTman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Location:
    Germantown MD/ Columbus OH
    #5
    Thanks for the tip!
     

Share This Page