Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Why are Volume Keys disabled Apple Wireless Keyboard?

Posted on 2007-11-22
5
Medium Priority
?
2,825 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
Quite difficult to reproduce is the following behaviour:

if I press the Vol+,Vol- or Muite buttons (located above the numeric keypad), OSx displays the correct overlay window (just like the eject or brigthness adjust windiows), but below the volume bar, I see the disabled/not allowed icon.

Thus, these keys seem to work (at least they generate an event processed by OSx), but I didn't find any way to get them enabled again.

What works fine is the standard menu-sound-control or system settings/audio.

Additional information:
- Appearance:
just a few days ago, unfortunately I don't remember any different behaviour from my side. It happend also some time ago, but I'm not sure how I got it fixed.
- Sound setups
  - Internal soundcard
  - USB headset (mike / speakers), but no change if this is pugged in or not

I don't expect a first hit on this, but would be more than happy to have some advice to dig into this further.

Many thanx in advance,
Volker
0
Comment
Question by:vzkb
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:pheidius
ID: 20334859
Well, a first hit  try might be to repair permissions then reset  the smc.
 http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303319
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:vzkb
ID: 20341929
Dear pheidus,

unfortunately, your suggestion didn't work.

Any other ideas?

Kind regards,
Volker
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
pheidius earned 750 total points
ID: 20370400
Well next reset nvram/pram. After that, try rebuilding the whole OS with disk Warior 4.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:vzkb
ID: 31410533
HI Pheidus,

thanx for listening, the reset of PRAM finally helped!

Kind regards,
Volker
NOTE: B comment, because I'm still curious what happened (we just cured the cause:-)
0
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:strung
ID: 20857774
In System Preferences/Keyboard & Mouse/Keyboard, check the box which allows the F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys
0

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

An introduction to the wonderful sport of Scam Baiting.  Learn how to help fight scammers by beating them at their own game. This great pass time helps the world, while providing an endless source of entertainment. Enjoy!
Most folks would know the basics of how Dropbox works, so that’s not the purpose of this article. Security is what it’s all about, so here I’ll share how I choose to secure my Dropbox Account and the Data it contains.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Hi, this video explains a free download that you can incorporate into your Access databases, or use stand-alone for contact management. Contacts -- Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers, eMail Addresses, Websites, Lists, Projects, Notes, Attachments…

585 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question