Here’s A Volume Trick For Mac That Will Change Your Life

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You can adjust your Mac’s volume in 1/4 increments by pressing Shift + Option + Volume button

Find the perfect volume level on your Mac can be tricky sometimes when you’re listening to music or watching a movie. Sometimes it’s like you move your volume one tick up things get too loud, one tick down and it’s too soft.

Until today I never knew that you can actually adjust your Mac’s volume in 1/4 increments by pressing Shift + Option (Alt) + the volume key on your keyboard. It’ll raise your volume at smaller increments so you can find the perfect level. Try it out. You’ll probably never just use the old buttons again.

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  • panosha

    It works well for adjusting the brightness of the screen!

  • luisfrocha

    WOW!! Never woulda thunk it!!

  • dcj001

    Where is the “Alt” key?

  • RayPhilson

    If you just use the shift key it changes the volume without making a noise…ironic.

  • Anthony Fear

    If only there was a similar solution for the iPad !

  • brnmbrns

    Also, if you need to listen at the minimal volume, lower the volume all the way down until it’s muted. Then press the mute key. It’ll bump it up to the lowest volume level.

  • brnmbrns

    If you just use the shift key it changes the volume without making a noise…ironic.

    Yes, but if your sound is off by default, it’ll reverse it and play the sound.

  • jddent85

    This has been around for a while guys.

  • Stagueve

    Nice ! Works also for the brightness level :)

  • Stagueve

    Nice ! Works also for the brightness level :)

  • TechBell

    Or you could just toggle up and down.

  • Macultholic

    Is there a way to leave this as a default setting?

  • SupaMac

    Who is “we,” Buster?

    Because I learned this tip from Rob LeFebvre on CultOfMac months ago.

    Lol, you don’t even read your own website?? hahah

  • sdfotos

    Also works for brightness level on your MacBooks. The feature has been around a while as others have noted but it was removed from OS X 10.7 Lion and only brought back with Mountain Lion……

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