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At this point a short guide for those of you for whom the Apple Mac volume control in OS X and macOS on Mac, iMac and MacBook is too coarse. Because in addition to the 16 levels in which you can make music, films, system tones and the like louder or quieter, there is also the option of dividing these levels. You can, so to speak, refine the volume control and quarter the 16 volume levels again, so that it becomes 64 volume levels. And that with just a small key combination.
If you want to fine-tune the volume under Mac OS X or the new name macOS and the original 16 levels are too coarse for you, then next time don't just press the volume up and down buttons, but Shift + Other + Lauter or Leiser. The Alt key has the symbol ⌥.
In the graphic above you can see, for example, the volume level 6. You can do this with the shortcut Shift key + ⌥ + Lauter or Leiser Divide into the individual steps 5,25 - 5,5 - 5,75 and 6. Especially when you Headphones, external speakers, Bluetooth speaker or if you use speakers integrated via AirPlay and you cannot / do not want to change anything, this can be helpful.
For Mac beginners and computer newbies, here is the visual representation of the shortcut on the Mac keyboard for the refined volume control in the Apple operating system. Note: the buttons must of course be pressed at the same time and not one after the other. So hold down Shift (Shift) and Alt (⌥) and use volume up or down to flick through the individual volume quarters;)
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.