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Volume/Brightness Icon Changed Somehow, Want Old Ones Back: Windows 7/ASUS

I was removing an annoying adware off my laptops (which was a success, may I add!), and somehow, when I lowered the volume (with f11+fn), the usual popup icon changed to the old, ugly one. I'm pretty ...
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Mute sound after a certain time for Windows? [duplicate]

Is there a way I can automatically disable sound on my PC after a certain time? Scenario: I go to sleep. Someone calls me on Skype or my Gmail Notifier plus application makes an alarm notification ...
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How to stop an application from taking control over playback devices?

Some application often takes control of the sound, completely preventing other sounds from playing. For example, I will be playing a game and listening to music, then suddenly one or both of them will ...
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Volume Mixer automatically mutes game

I am running a game (3d movie maker) and the Volume mixer has set the sound right down to 0. So I put the volume back up, but as soon as I click back to the game, the volume goes right back down ...
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Muting individual landlines and skype lines so that people can answer questions in a class or conference

I want to conference call in people on landlines and Skype and then mute / unmute certain ones. It seems that this can be done to Skype users on the conference call but not landlines. I've read ...
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How to tell my Macbook to never use the speaker but only headphone

The macbook is used in the office. So I do not want to make it sound in the speaker. It should output sound when there is an earphone connected to it. Otherwise no sound. Is it possible to configure ...
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Saitek Cyborg v7 keyboard muting with backspace button?

Whenever I hold backspace on my keyboard to delete a line of text, my computer mutes. Why? How do I stop this? MadCatz wants me to send my keyboard in to them for 'warranty service' when I know it's ...
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I do not know how to get my mic to work on my Mac OS X

I have had this Mac for 4 1/2 years. I have never been able to figure out how to get it to register/record my voice. I cannot figure out how to use Skype. Skype tells me my mic is muted. However, ...
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Windows lowers volume because of “communication”

Randomly, or at system sound (usb connect for example) Windows 8 lowers the volume of all other sources. (Same problem can exist on windows 7, just look online). This is happening because of the ...
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No sounds played in google chrome tabs

I have somehow muted all the tabs in my google chrome. Youtube and other flash players are playing video, but there is no sound. In Window 7 Volume mixer I can see Google chrome icon and it has ...
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How do I make a mute hotkey in windows 7

Now, I actually already made a hotkey to mute the volume. I got nircmd and put in this command, Nircmd.exe mutesysvolume 2. The problem is that it doesn't work when I start up a PC game (like ...
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Is it possible to mute your computer through the command-line interface?

Currently, I can press the mute button on my keyboard, making my sound turn off. Is it possible to do this through cmd.exe so that I can run it with other things I have in that program?
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Ubuntu and XFCE: unmute sound

I've installed XFCE for Ubuntu and use it as my default X session. After this change some sound problems appeared: I can mute sound with alsamixer or with hotkey on a keyboard. But just reenable it ...
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How can I set sound to mute by default, but automatically “un-mute” when I plug in headphones in Windows 7?

I want my Windows 7 machine to autmatically un-mute when I plug in headphones, and then return to mute when i unplug them.
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Is there a browser extension for Chrome or Firefox to individually mute audio per page in each tab?

Is there a browser addon (Chrome/Firefox) to individually mute audio per page/tab? This would be great when listening to music while browsing sites that play audio without asking for user prompt ...
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Is it possible to schedule my laptop to mute and unmute at a specific time?

I always used to wake up to my favorite radio station on my alarm clock. However, I have moved and can no longer get that radio station over the air. To solve this problem, I would like to stream the ...
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Set mute button to always mute in OSX

Does anyone know of any hacks for OSX that will set the mute button to always mute rather than toggle? I would feel much better knowing that when I am hitting the mute button to avoid producing any ...
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Skullcandy 50/50 - Weird Noises Even When Audio Is Off

Bought Skullcandy 50/50, connected to my laptop and noticed "laser" like or circular saw cutting like sounds that can be hardly heard. I muted everything and still hear them. This happens only with ...
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how do I tell the computer to stay mute no matter what

Does software have the ability to mute/unmute the system volume? And if so, how can I prevent this? I was thinking this should be possible like I can set a settings that tells the computer to no ...
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Mute Flash in Google Chrome Mac OS X (or just mute any app in Mac OS X)

Is this possible using an extension for chrome or using a 3rd party app?
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Acer laptop unmutes itself automatically?

I'm using an Acer laptop 4937G and have found myself sometimes accidentally unmuting the machine (I have no idea which button I've clicked - in fact i think that it had something to do with the sensor ...
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Anyone know of a program that will mute sound if my headphones are removed?

It really annoys me when my headphones get pulled out and my sound blasts through the speakers. I'd like it to just automatically mute. Does any software exist that will do this? I'm running ...
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Cannot re-enable sound notifications for Skype on Windows 7 SP1

I've tried to reset everything related to sounds/notifications to default configuration. My Skype on Windows 7 seems to be muted since the last time I set it to be so - i.e. when it keeps popping up ...
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How to mute March Madness announcers [closed]

I am watching march madness via the on demand app, and I don't want to hear the announcers. I believe they are on the center channel. I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Studio 14, with Realtek High ...
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Is there a shortcut to mute sound in Windows 7?

I keep accidentally muting my sound while playing a game, and I'm not sure how. Is there a shortcut I might be unknowingly executing? I'm certainly not using the windows key as I play.
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visual notification when sound is played while muted

Is there a way to get a visual notification when a sound is played while the volume is set to "mute"? I.e. whenever a certain program produces a sound, its task bar button should flash, or regions of ...
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Make 'volume up' from 'mute' go to volume step one not previous volume on Macbook Pro

Currently, on my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.6.5), I will often use the 'mute' button to turn the volume off, for example if I'm working at night. I may then watch a video or something, and decide to have the ...
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Can't change volume of sound card

I got a new external USB soundcard. It's a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II. It was a simple plug-and-play thing. I'm using Windows 7. The moment I plugged it in, Windows recognized it and I ...
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How do I mute foobar2000 when Windows is locked?

I find strange that my Windows 7 continues playing music it is locked. I would like that it be mute in that state, or at least that it stops/pauses the music player. How to configure it? I use ...
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Google talk makes sounds even when my laptop is muted

This is very strange. I have my laptop on mute. The mute works for almost everything (as it should), but when I get Google Talk messages, it makes a sound! I have Windows XP running on Lenovo x200. ...
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Is it possible to toggle mute in Windows XP from the keyboard?

Is there some easy and fast way to toggle mute on Windows XP?
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Hotkey to Mute Mic on Mac OS X?

Is there a hotkey I can use or configure to mute the mic on a 13" MacBook Pro (MPB)? I would prefer an icon or notification to confirm that it is set (even if I need to toggle the option).
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speakers muted automatically for some reason

i have this weird problem that i'm not sure is specific to me, but more of a windows 7 or Lenovo laptop, so any help would be appreciable. the problem is as follows: Whenever i use skype, msn or any ...
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Is there a simple way to make my laptop always turn on muted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mute the sound output on Windows Start up? I carry a laptop around. Sometimes I'll open it up in meetings or other quiet settings. The speaker is interrupted by ...
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How to configure Skype to mute media players when in a call?

I have heard that Skype can mute other programs during calls. I would like to configure it to do so automatically. I use Windows XP and Foobar2000
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Sound muting program for Windows?

Sometimes when I go to sleep I leave the computer playing some music, but I'd like to tell it, once X minutes have passed just mute the volume. Does anyone know of a program to do so? I'm targeting ...
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Is there any program (or code, any language) that will mute all of the microphones on my computer?

Is there any program (or code, any language) that will mute all of the microphones on my computer? If it is code, please make it as simple as possible, the only language I know is C# and I am still ...
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Ubuntu boots up in Mute

My Ubuntu always boots up in mute. There is no explicit setting I am aware of that does this. What should I change to boot in normal volume. Also, worth mentioning, this happened recently after I ...
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Super key to pause, mute mic, and mute speakers in windows

EDIT:Just rephrasing the question: Does anyone know how to mute the mic using autohotkey? Here's why I need it: Whenever someone walks in my office I have to pause the media player. Sometimes, when ...
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Muting an Application on a Mac

Is it possible to mute just a single application (ex. Safari) on Mac while letting other application's sound continue to run through?
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how can I unmute a conversation in gmail? [closed]

I have a conversation in gmail that is important to me. However, I carelessly pressed m while viewing it. This mutes the message, so I don't get any updates about it. I can't seem to find how to ...
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Key to mute my Skype mic?

I'm using a Mac. Is there a keyboard shortcut for muting the mic during a call? I can't find one, and I often need to toggle mute/unmute. Clicking the button on the Skype interface is very ...
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Lenovo T400S microphone mute button doesn't work in Windows 7 RTM

The microphone mute button is not working on my T400s running Windows 7 RTM. The speaker mute button works (when I press it the light comes on and sounds goes off). When I click on the microphone ...