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Where did the volume control options go in Windows 7?

XP's sndvol32 sound mixer used to feature individual volume controls such as Wave, SW Synth and CD Player, PC Speaker or PCM SPDIF among others. These could be set hidden or visible under it's menu ...
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Video game peak sounds lowers pandora's music volume. how to stop this

When I play video games I like to have Pandora playing in the background. The main problem I'm having is that any of the larger sounds(spikes in volume) in the game lower my music volume so low I ...
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No hdmi output with GTX 760

I recently got a new graphics card, which has been working just fine. But I tried setting up a surround sound (5 piece), which required the hdmi to be inputted in to the av receiver, and another ...
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Windows 7: automute application when it's started

Title says it all: I want an application to be muted automatically whenever I start it. I seem to remember that the volume adjustments for applications would persist between different times of running ...
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Is there a handy alternative to change volume balance in Windows 7?

I need to change volume balance every now and then as my headphones have the right ear too silent (while still very good in all the other criteria) while the built-in speakers are Ok. Unfortunately ...
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how to set up multiple speakers?

I have a pair of active studio speakers and I am looking to add a subwoofer and later 2 more speakers for. I am looking for simpler ways to connect/control the speakers to a computer. The way I ...
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Set the global volume of the PC speaker (pcspkr) on linux

I'm using pc speaker to monitor some process on a linux server machine. I manage to get sounds thanks to the pcspkr module. I need some times to lower the volume that is coming out from the speaker. ...
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How to force an application to play through a selected audio output? Win8

There are multiple programs and games that don't give me the option to choose which device I want it to playback through. I can change my default device and the program will change with it in realtime ...
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Restore Windows XP-like volume control in Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with a per-application volume mixer which I don't like. What I need is a XP-style mixer, where I could control volume of inputs/outputs and mute them with one click, instead of ...
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Computer Playing sounds but not showing action on Volume Mixer

I can hear all my sounds coming from my computer with no problem but lately the Volume mixer has stop Showing the Action of the sounds normally you get the gReen bar that goes up and down but mine ...
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How to restrict volume output in Windows 7?

I have my computer hooked to a stereo which doesn't like too much volume. I like the ability to control the volume from the Windows volume control rather than the stereo, but there's a point at about ...
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Windows 7 lowering volume without my consent

Sometimes when several system sounds play at once, Windows 7 will forcibly lower their volume even though I have disabled automatic volume reduction in Sound -> Communications. In my case, I have ...
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App against sudden volume changes? [duplicate]

Many times when I surf the web (usually on a Windows OS) , some websites play a video/audio in super high volume or super low volume. This often occurs in ads, and can really annoy in case I use ...
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Dell Vostro 3550 special keys do not repeat when held down

With some amount of fiddling, including the use of all three of SharpKeys, nircmd, and a bat-to-exe converter, I have convinced two of the three special keys up and to the right of the main keyboard ...
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How to change the media key sound volume step count from 1% to 0.05%?

My keyboard has volume up and down keys, however whenever I hit one of the keys the volume goes up/down by 1%. That's way too much in my case/hardware/equipment setup. Is it possible to change the ...
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Program Sound Manager for KDE

In the Windows operating systems, the sound mixer shows devices and applications. You can mute certain applications, or change their volume separately. Is there a graphical program for KDE that does ...
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Volume lowers down automatically on windows 8 when monitor shuts off

My computer runs a clean install of windows 8, and the volume lowers down automatically on any software or browser playing music when the monitor shuts off. The speakers are not connected to the ...
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Can I set the default application sound level in Windows 7?

I've got a set of Logitech S150 USB speakers which have a problem with sound levels. Basically there seems to be only two levels (completely silent or ear-splittingly loud) and no middle ground. Some ...
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Is there a way to restart audio without restarting a Windows 7 computer?

Sometimes, when I start my machine, the volume control is set to 100, but it plays relatively quiet. I can fix it by rebooting my machine. Is there a way to restart audio devices, without rebooting ...
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Volume mixing Windows 8 Metro apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I control the audio volume of a Modern-UI application? In Windows 7, you could volume mix programs, using the built in volume mixer: In windows 8, you can ...
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Quick way to change the volume outside of the desktop?

Is there a quick way to change the volume while inside of the new UI?
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Windows 8 turns program sound volume down randomly

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 from Win 7 64 bit and have started to encounter a strange issue. When I have any program running which plays sound, such as a game or spotify, after a random interval ...
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What does the grey peak mean in Volume Mixer?

In Volume Mixer I can tell the green bar shows the loudness, but what does the grey bar mean? What is the significance of it being clipped by the user-set volume level?
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Windows 7 / 8 tool for amplifying sound / equivalent to pavucontrol?

I'm watching live streamed videos, but the volume sometimes is barely loud enough. With Windows, I can only turn the system volume and the flash volume up to maximum, and then bad luck if that's ...
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How can I prevent volume changes by the playback manager?

The problem is that starting a Skype call in the Modern UI app lowers the volume of anything else I have running, including other apps that are running in the foreground alongside it. I already know ...
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Reset sound volume in Windows 8

There seems to be a bug in Windows 8 causing the maximum volume to become lower than it really should be. I'm now at a stage where I put the volume up to max and the sound is still very low. I have a ...
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Windows 7: forcing any program to use a specific sound card/output?

My laptop has two sound outputs, HDMI and analog/jack. By setting the default sound output to use one output and a program (e.g.: foobar2000) to use the other, I can have music come from my big hifi ...
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External mixer behringer talking while playing a song

I bought Behringer XENYX 1204usb mixer and I have problem. How to talk in the mic while playing a song? I did too much searching for this issue nothing I found helps. I connect the mixer to the ...
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Something is hijacking my keyboard volume control buttons

When I press the volume up and volume down buttons on my (Microsoft) keyboard, the system does not react to my keypress for up to 10 seconds. When it does, a different volume slider than the built in ...
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Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet

I have got a reasonbly basic desktop microphone, however for reasons that I don't understand it is extremley quiet. I dual boot, both systems run Windows 7, one system is working just fine although ...
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How can I automatically lower Spotify playback volume when my Video Editing program makes a sound?

I'd like to listen to Spotify while I am video editing. This is just casual listening - nothing to do with the editing work. How can I automatically fade out the volume of Spotify when my video ...
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How do I lower the hardware volume? (volume too high)

I have a 4yo Dell laptop with Windows XP Pro (modern ones unfortunately don't have a physical volume knob), and lately I'm using my Apple earphones, because they have much better low frequency ...
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Windows 7 Audio Too Loud

In Windows 7 (64-bit, Ultimate) the default audio output is extremely high. This has been an issue for a while but I was able to get around it as my previous headphones took more power to drive so it ...
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Adjust base volume on a MacOSX

Currently when using headphones on my MacBook Pro the volume goes from completely silent at 0 bars fairly loud at 1 bar (6%) very loud at 2 bars (13%) and everything above is painful. (Unless I for ...
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How to make Windows 7's volume mixer save individual volumes again? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the Vista/Win7 Volume Mixer settings stored? Windows 7's volume mixer is normally saving the volume levels for individual programs, as long as the exe file ...
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Sound Mixer on Windows to mix sound over several output devices

I am looking for software that primarily let me mix sound over all devices, sound-cards etc. For example to have sound mixed over a blue-tooth headset and laptop speakers. It should also be possible ...
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Windows-7 audio: controlling volume of applications on different user session

My usecase is as this. The PC is shared and there are two users logged in at the same time. The first user puts internet radio on speaker, has got browser running with some rogue tab opened that ...
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Unknown glyph symbols on the Volume Mixer

I get these symbols on the volume mixer. It seems to happen at the end of every line. This is a nearly clean install of Windows 7 x64 (only Chrome and Firefox installed). Any idea where this could be ...
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Lock volume on Mixer in Windows Vista

I have an application that keeps turning its volume inside the Windows mixer to 1, is there a way to either lock the volume at a certain level, or disable the mixing completely? Its driving me insane. ...