How to use your trackpad like volume knob



Here is where I originally found the idea.

Basically, set the trackpad gesture 'Rotate Right' to the action 'Volume Up', and the gesture 'Rotate Left' to 'Volume Down'.

To get this to work really smooth, go to the Trackpad settings and then the 'Scroll & Zoom & Rotate' section and mess around with the settings.

This is what my settings look like currently:


Awesome! Thanks for sharing :slight_smile:


Thanks for sharing!
Somehow, it doesn't work properly with keyboard illumination


That's strange, it seems to work for me. Does it work as normal if you set it up with the Volume Up and Down actions?
Also does it work when you adjust it normally through the F5 and F6 keys? If not, check the top answer here:


Both volume and brightness works like a charm. When it comes to keyboard light, it lags a lot and is not responsive. The "buttons" in the touch works so that is not the problem


Oh right. Sorry, I haven't had that problem with my Macbook, I don't know whats causing it with yours.


It even lags when I hold down the buttons on the touch bar. So it must be my computer that's acting weird.

Anyway, thanks for sharing this idea. It has come in handy for me :smiley:


Hey! Great suggestion. It's been a great option for me that I like to change volume in small steps.

I use the same rotate feature holding down Command to adjust the brightness in the same small steps.

This has been a great solution to two of my problems so far.