Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Currently, on my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.6.5), I will often use the 'mute' button to turn the volume off, for example if I'm working at night. I may then watch a video or something, and decide to have the volume on very quietly. So I press the 'volume up' key—but instead of going to volume level one (the logical 'volume step up' from mute), the volume jumps to whatever mega-decibels I was blasting out before I muted in the first place.

Is there a way to change the behavior of this? Ideally the 'mute' button would be changed to actually turn the volume to zero, rather than just muting. (And re-pressing mute would turn the volume back up to the original).

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I don't think this is possible. Use what I describe here as a workaround. Assign keyboard shortcuts on the F-keys to these scripts, and combine with FunctionFlip to get "regular function key" behavior.


By pressing shift while changing volume, you can suppress the volume indicator sounds. Maybe that's a workaround for pressing mute for you?

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks, this looks like the right way to do it. When I have time I'll give this a go. I'll try something like assigning F10 to an applescript that sets volume to 0. –  Bill Cheatham Jan 10 '11 at 16:15

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.