I love my MacBook Air, but I hate the popping sound that it makes when changing the volume. Does this sound familiar? You’re in a meeting and it’s relatively quiet. Suddenly, you realize that you forgot to turn your volume down. You push F11 to lower it, but the pop pop popping sound lets everyone know what you’re doing. Not fun.
You can silently change the volume on your Mac, and the fix is super fast and super simple. Press Option + F11 to bring up the Sound System Preference pane. On the “Sound Effects” tab, uncheck the box beside “Play feedback when volume is changed.” The image below shows the now silent box. Now, you can raise and lower your volume “pop-free”.