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How to use a keyboard/mouse shortcut to toggle volume of a specific application (not master volume)

I am looking for a way to control the volume of a specific application from a keyboard shortcut. Specifically I want to mute Skype when I press a button on my mouse (Logitech G502). Something that ...
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Turn on/off volume from batch file or command Windows 10

I had a piece of code for windows 8.1 that turned the volume off/on so could put it in a batch file for startup. Need something for windows 10 if it's available
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Windows Explorer appears in Windows 10 volume control

I'm a new user of Windows 10. My sound mixer (volume control) used to look like this: But today it looks like this: Why is the Windows Explorer entry there? Is it normal, and does it do anything ...
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Can I reduce the maximum volume in Windows 8.1 so the slider still works?

So I have a set of USB headphones. I use them for voice chat programs and little else. The problem is they only have two usable volume settings: mute and 2. The next tick on the volume wheel (4) is ...
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Browser tab playing audio, yet not visible in mixer

My issue is that a tab in Chrome is playing audio, and even shows the speaker icon: However the mixer does not show the process at all: What is even weirder is I can co to output devices and ...
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What can I do so the headphone volume is not so loud when I plug it?

I have Logitech H340 headphones with a USB-connector. When I plug-in the USB-connector, the headphone volume is too loud, even if I set the volume of my Windows 10 PC to one percent (less is ...
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More convenient volume changer

I find it inconvenient to have to hunt for the little volume icon in the bottom right, then have to hunt for the little slider knob, drag it and press enter. More so because sometimes I want to change ...
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Chrome not playing sound showing up in volume mixer

When I opened my computer today I found out it was not playing sounds from google chrome. I checked my headphones, I tested other programs (all of which played sound just fine) but when I checked ...
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Audio solution for multiple inputs and outputs

I have multiple 3.5mm Audio inputs (PC, TV and the ability to expand in the future) and I have multiple 3.5mm outputs which I'd like them to play to (Speakers, a headset and soon to purchase a ...
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Windows 10 Problems: Applications don't show in Volume Mixer

So I just upgraded to Windows 10 from the Windows 8.1 ... and I noticed that the Volume Mixer just turns up and down for everything in general. I want to be able to turn down Chrome's sound and ...
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Windows Volume Icon

Just a quick query on the windows volume control icon which is displayed at the upper left corner of screen when you change the volume. When I have fullscreen programs open like games, this icon does ...
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Run sndvol.exe when volume icon is clicked instead of popup

Is there a way to open the Volume Mixer (sndvol.exe) instead of the single-channel Volume Control popup when the icon in the system tray is clicked?
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on Windows 10, volume mixer show my service name is “Name not available”

I wrote a background service to play audio. After starting this service, I open volume mixer, and it shows my service is "Name not available", but if I use the old volume mixer (steps like this ...
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Make new programs in windows 7 / 8 sound mixer muted by default

This question is about the windows 8 sound mixer, which is the same in windows 7. What I have: When I open a new program it's volume is 100% of the master volume. What I want: when I open a new ...
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Volume decreases on Google Chrome when I switch tabs

When I have Spotify running or a Youtube video playing on a different tab, Google Chrome automatically decreases the volume to a very low level. There is no change in the volume mixer, but it is a ...
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Windows 7 increases volume randomly

when listening to music or watching videos, the volume increases as if it'd account for music that has almost mute parts. This means that it shoves to volume to up to 60+ from 18 which is not too ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to change specific program's volume in Windows

I was looking for a way to quickly change the volume to only one program, probably the active window, using a keyboard shortcut. I can do this manually with the Windows Volume Mixer, but I'm looked ...
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How to adjust volume using batch files [duplicate]

I want to know how to set volume with cmd but can't download software. I know it is possible because I had it but deleted it. opps
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Windows 7, Volume icon, does not function when clicked

The Volume icon is visible, but every time i click it, nothing happens.I have tried to remove the icon and put it back, turn off all icons and restarted my computer multiple times. How do i fix it?
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How to separate volume level for front and rear panels and yet keep single sound device?

I have realtek HD Audio, and I'm pretty satisfied with its settings — my main speakers are connected to the rear panel and whenever I turn headphones in on the front panel, the former go silent and I ...
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Windows 10 video changes system volume, not app volume, and missing from mixer

The Windows 10 Technical Preview Video app controls the system global volume setting from the app's main interface. It also doesn't have an entry in the volume mixer, while other programs do. I am ...
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Volume adjustment logs?

Are volume adjustments stored anywhere on the computer? For example, if I move the volume slider from 100% to 80%, will this be logged somewhere?
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Volume Low in Chrome Browser

Volume for audio and video sounds too quiet in Chrome, e.g. on YouTube. I have tried restarting it (via the actual exit option) and then I tried restarting the computer. Running Windows 8.1. Volume ...
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Volume control not functioning

I noticed a few weeks ago that my system volume control doesn't affect my volume. It's stuck at max which isn't terrible but it does get irritating when I run multiple applications and have to change ...
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Change base volume of device (Windows 8)?

I own an USB speaker, since I found the audio quality of builtin speakers far from sufficient. Sadly however, it doesn't have an analogue volume control. The volume buttons on the device simply change ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...