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How to change default sound effects for system operations ?

by grimgraphix / April 5, 2009 4:36 AM PDT

Hi everyone, been awhile since I've been here so I hope everyone is doing OK

Quick question... I recently started using earphones more frequently to listen to pod casts and music while working on my laptop so as not to disturb other people in the room.

One problem I have become aware of is the fact that the volume level is not consistent from song to song, and certain commercials on podcasts may jump the volume up quite obnoxiously. Of course my first reaction is to reach out and adjust the volume using the keyboard shortcuts on the F4 and F5 buttons. The problem is that the sound effects used by the system preferences to indicate the volume is raising or lowering is so sharp (if the volume is at full volume) that it stabs through my ears and causes me to yank out my ear buds.

Question is... where do I go to change this sound effect in the system preferences?

G4 1.2 ghz iBook - OS 10.4.11

Thanks in advance


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Volume Feedback
by jedirock / April 5, 2009 7:32 AM PDT

I don't believe you can change those sounds, but you can turn them off.
1) Open System Preferences
2) Go to the Sound pane
3) Go to the Sound Effects tab (if it isn't already open)
4) Uncheck "Play feedback when volume is changed"

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(NT) That will have to do. Thanks jedirock !
by grimgraphix / April 5, 2009 12:00 PM PDT
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by tech_rules / April 21, 2009 8:00 AM PDT

Hold down the shift key while pressing the volume keys

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Well how about that!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 21, 2009 8:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Tip

Thanks, that's one I had not heard of.

That should solve Grim's problem


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