Keyboard Sound Buttons Not Working

• Jun 23, 2015 - 03:52

I haven't been able to find a thread on this, so here goes. When I'm using Musescore 2, my keyboard volume control buttons don't work. They don't change the system volume or within Musescore. They are their own buttons on my keyboard, not an alternate function of another key. Could Musescore be interpreting these buttons as something else and thereby prevent them from their original purpose? I'm not too familiar with troubleshooting this stuff. If you want/need more info, just ask. Thanks!


Huh, interesting, I don't remember having heard of that before. Here's something to try: go to Edit / Preferences / Shortcuts, pick some command that does not currently have a shortcut (eg, "Add 16th grace note", press the "Define" button, then press a volume key and see if it registers and how.

It's very unlikely that the volume buttons on your keyboard control anything other than the internal sound system of your keyboard.

It is not usual for them to be assigned a MIDI function, which would be required to control external sound sources - usually you would use a data slider or an expression pedal to perform this function.

It would be relatively easy to find out - what is the make and model of your Keyboard?

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