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PowerBook Sound F-keys and iTunes in 9.21
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Aug 29, 2001, 10:18 PM
 
My F3/F4/F6 keys used to lower/increase/mute the sound for the entire system in 9.1, and still does when iTunes isn't open. However, ever since i've updated to 9.21, those keys will ONLY control iTunes when iTunes is open. Mute no longer mutes the system, only iTunes, same for the volume up/down keys.

Does anyone know a workaround for this?
Does this problem apply to the Pro Keyboard as well?[/LIST]
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Aug 30, 2001, 02:19 AM
 
yeah.
this is one of those half-implemented fixes.
i'd have loved, i mean, loved to have the sound hotkeys control BOTH itunes and system volume (effectively equating the two) because i hate having to raise two sound levels (one w/ keys/one w/ mouse) to change volume... if the hotkeys worked as both, you'd be able to change everything much easier when you're running itunes... as is, it's just the oposite of what it used to be, and that doesn't really fix anything...
damn.

who else is just wishing itunes had more preferences (this being one)?
more prefs. that's what this app needs soooo bad.
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Aug 30, 2001, 11:57 AM
 
On my Pismo, when itunes is open, F3, F4 and F6 control itunes. If you hold down shift and option, this will control system volume with itunes open. If itunes is closed, F3, F4 and F6 control system volume.
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Aug 30, 2001, 01:08 PM
 
wow.

that's great!
i didn't know that, thanks a lot.
(how did you figure that one out? guessing, or does it say somewhere and i'm just blind?)

heh.
thanks again.
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Aug 30, 2001, 01:36 PM
 
WHOOHOO!

Now how do we switch that
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Aug 30, 2001, 06:10 PM
 
Actually I saw that on another post on this forum.
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