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Silence the Volume-Changing Beep

Hold down the Shift key while using the volume keys on your keyboard to suppress the beep.

Update: Dan Ridley emails:

I think it’s noteworthy that if you’ve disabled the volume change notification (in System Preferences, Sound, “Play feedback when volume is changed”); that Shift will make it play the tone instead. This is handy, for me, when I have my iBook hooked up to external speakers. (I know the volume of the internal ones, and I don’t need the feedback.)

(I also think it’s noteworthy that System Prefs’ Spotlight search knows this feature by the name “Alert when volume is changed,” but “feedback” returns no results, but that’s another story altogether.)

Tuesday, 18 October 2005