Increase, Decrease, Mute Windows Volume with Shortcut Key
You can increase or decrease Windows volume by double-clicking the windows volume icon on the tray and drag the appropriate slidebar control until you get the level of the volume you want, or checking the “mute all” box to mute Windows volume. But it surely is a waste of time if you often adjust the volume control and that you have to go through the Windows volume applet everytime you need to do it.
If you can’t stand with it any longer, then you can download Sound Control and use it to increase, decrease, or mute Windows volume with different shortcut key for each. Sound Control is a freeware and designed to run under Windows 95 / 98 / NT4 / 2000 / XP / Me / Vista.
To increase, decrease, or mute Windows volume with a shortcut key, simply select an active mixer in “Mixer and HotKeys” panel. Then you can specify which shortcut key to be used for each of the actions. The application resides in the tray area and you can make changes to the setting you’ve made by right-clicking it and select “Option”. Optionally, you can hide the icon, but you need to define a hotkey to be able open the main window of the application should you need to make any change.
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