looking for sound volume control

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Carl Witthoft, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. I've got an Intel duocore iMac (June 06) which I just ran the Apple
    10.4.9 updates on. Now the sound levels are much higher than they used
    to be. The problem is: this is my machine at work, and I'd like to keep
    it as quiet as possible in the office. I know about the MIDI tool and
    used it to set the internal output down to an alleged -40dB, which is
    one quantized step above Mute. It's OK but not great.

    So, is there either a 3rd party tool to reduce the volume, or some plist
    that I can hand-edit to change the volume setting?

    Carl Witthoft, Mar 20, 2007
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  2. Go to "System Preferences" in the Apple Menu. When that opens, select
    "Sound".You can adjust the volume from there. You might also want to
    check the "Show volume in menu bar" box, so you can make volume
    adjustments without going to System PReferences.

    Dave Fritzinger, Mar 20, 2007
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  3. Carl Witthoft

    Paul Sture Guest

    I have no direct answer, but when I had that problem with a PC at work
    in a shared office, I simply plugged in some spare headphones. I could
    hear alerts myself, but nobody else could.
    Paul Sture, Mar 20, 2007
  4. No, I know all that -- as I said, I've even played w/ the MIDI tool,
    which gets me a little more range.

    This issue has popped up at macfixit, so maybe someone over there will
    come up w/ a useful hack.
    Carl Witthoft, Mar 22, 2007
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    Guest, Mar 23, 2007
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