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Why aren't my keyboard volume buttons working anymore?

Josh Bezuidenhout

New member
Mar 13, 2015
Keyboard Volume & External Soundcard

I have connected an external soundcard on my Mac mini, but the keyboard volume buttons are not working. It shows a light grey image on screen.

I have selected the soundcard as main. There is playback, but, at full volume.

Now I have to get up and change the volume on the soundcard volume knob. Frustrating.

Is there anyway to bypass this so I can sit on my sofa and just control the volume from my keyboard.

Btw- the volume bar at the top is set at full and I cannot control it with the mouse either.

Mac mini. i7. Yosemite.

Kind regards.


New member
Oct 22, 2010
Re: Keyboard Volume & External Soundcard

Does the external device have an app to control it? Or an install program that adds controls for it to the Mini?