Today we are going to look at two options you may be unaware of for managing the volume output of your Mac.

Increase, Or Decrease, The Volume On Your Mac In Quarter Increments:

When you increase, or decrease, the volume on your Mac, you may have noticed that it will be done in rather large step increments. Sometimes this results in the level of the volume being either too high, or too low, for your specific requirements.

To solve this and thereby increase, or decrease, the volume by smaller step increments simply press Option + Shift + Volume Up, or Volume Down keys.

on screen volume

As you can see from the image above, the onscreen volume guide will visually show these smaller increments.


Turn Off The Beep Sound When Increasing, Or Decreasing The Volume On Your Mac:

Does that beep, beep, beep noise when increasing, or decreasing, the volume on your Mac drive you insane?

To temporarily turn it off, hold down the Shift key as you increase, or decrease, the volume.

To permanently disable this disturbing sound, proceed to System Preferences > Sound; then click on the tab for Sound Effects. By default the option for ‘Play Feedback When Volume Is Changed’ will be active. Simply remove the tick from the box and close the Preferences.


You will now notice that annoying beep, beep, beep is gone forever.

If you would like more information on how to manage the settings of your Mac, please drop into the store and one of our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you.