Control volume with Keyboard Volume Buttons

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Control volume with Keyboard Volume Buttons

chfriedrich
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Hi,

when I play music on my internal notebook speakers, I can control the volume by using the keyboard volume keys (F10, F11, F12).

But when I play on an external device using spotify connect, the keyboard volume buttons do not have any effect, I have to use the volume control in the spotify player.

Is there any way to use the keyboard buttons for turning volume up/down like it is on the iPhone? It is very annoying allways to open spotify just to change the volume.

 

Best,

Christoph

 

Plan

Premium

Country

Austria

Device

Macbook Air

Operating System

Mac OS 10.14.6

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Re: Control volume with Keyboard Volume Buttons

Rock Star 16
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Hey @chfriedrich, welcome to the Community.

Hope you're doing great!

Could you try using CTRL + CMD + UP/DOWN arrow keys?

 

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Re: Control volume with Keyboard Volume Buttons

chfriedrich
Casual Listener
Hi,
unfortunatelly this works only if the spotify player is in the foreground, and is the currently „active“ app.
The advantage of the keyboard shortcuts is that they work always, also when I am working in other apps.

On the iphone the spotify volume is coupled with the „system volume“, so there the buttons work.
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