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Fixing the volume buttons’ audio feedback on Yosemite

After upgrading to OS X 10.10.x, I noticed that pushing the volume buttons didn’t produce a noise like they had before. I liked having that feedback sound, as it gave me an idea of how loud my volume was.

After some research, here’s how to get the volume button noise back:

1. Open System Preferences.

2. Go to the Sound preference pane

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 1.44.51 PM

3. Click on the Sound Effects tab.

4. Check the Play feedback when volume is changed checkbox.

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 1.44.44 PM

To test, tap a volume button on your keyboard and you should once again get a feedback noise.

  1. Paul
    December 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    You can also just hold Shift and press the volume up/down button and the sound effect temporarily returns. (Prior to Yosemite the Shift key did the opposite, temporarily muted the volume sound effect.)

  2. December 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    You can also temporarily enable the audio feedback by holding down the shift key and press the volume up/down keys. Prior to Yosemite the Shift key temporarily muted the audio feedback.

  3. December 10, 2014 at 7:50 am

    awesome, thanks. That’s been bugging me since I upgraded, just never quite enough to look for a solution!

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