Allow me to attempt to rewrite Murphy’s Law. You know Murphy’s Law, right? ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.’
Conversely, just because we can do something doesn’t mean that what we do is what we should have done. After all, the road less traveled is often less traveled for a reason. So, why is it that nobody created an app like Volume Scroll?
You Don’t Really Need This
How do you adjust the volume of your Mac’s speakers? Easy, right. Click the Sound icon in the Mac’s Menubar, move it up or down as needed, and Voila! Sound volume adjusted.
There’s another way, of course, but it requires a few more steps, but also has a few more options.
Open the Mac’s System Preferences, click on the Sound icon, and you’re presented with yet another way to adjust the Mac’s sound volume.
There’s a few other tricks, too, including a slider bar to adjust the stereo sound, change sound effects, and even manage both sound Input and Output options.
Just look at all the effort a simple adjustment in the sound volume requires. Is there a better way?
Well, no, but there’s a different way with Volume Scroll, a clever and simple Mac app that adjusts the sound volume by scrolling over the Menubar icon– no clicks.
Simply point your Mac’s screen cursor to the Volume Scroll icon in the Menubar, then, use the trackpad or mouse and scroll the sound volume up or down.
Preferences are nominal but useful, including a slider bar for the scrolling sensitivity.
It’s not as if actually clicking on the Apple sound volume icon in the Menubar is too much effort. Click the icon. Click the slider bar. Slide up or down.
Volume Scroll does the same thing but without the clicks. Not bad for free, no?
*Volume Scroll is more like donationware; free to use, but if you like it donate.