Is there a free program for Windows to completely switch off the volume at night?

Luca P November 16, 2012
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My wife trades currencies online, and in order to get the news from the Far East markets leaves her laptop on throughout the entire night. Very often she forgets the sound on and at 4 am or something news start arriving, and I have to go and switch the sound off.

Does anybody know of a free program where you set that say at 00:30 the sound goes mute, and automatically comes back at the previous value say at 08:00?
Thanks!
Luca

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  1. Socially Networked
    December 15, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Have you thought about creating an administrator account that limits the utilization of media after a certain point of night is passed?

  2. ZoNi
    November 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Try System Silencer (freeware):
    http://apps.nozavi.com/system-silencer-overview

  3. Kannon Y
    November 20, 2012 at 6:46 am

    That's a really unfortunate situation!

    I believe you can simply set power management to shut down or hibernate if left idle for X amount of time. For example, if you knew your wife was finished with work at 12:00am, then you would set, in Window's Power Options to shut down or hibernate if left idle for an hour or so. That way, the computer would be turned off by the time 4am rolled around.

    A more elegant and precise method would be to set the task scheduler in Windows 7 to automatically shut the computer down at a certain time.

    Hope that was of help!

  4. kumar raja
    November 18, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Please find sound lock software in the below link it is very nice

    http://link.computerera.co.in/soundlevel

  5. Rayon Blend
    November 17, 2012 at 1:36 am

    if there are speaker icon on bottom right-side -press the icon and slide the level down . That could help

  6. Yiz Borol
    November 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    You can use scheduled commands to do it.

  7. ha14
    November 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    you can try some hide windows software that do also mute volume on hide
    BlindBossKey
    http://www.lifesniffer.com/pp/products/boss-key-pro/boss-key-pro.html

    the program will hide and volume will mute

  8. susendeep dutta
    November 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Visit the link below and follow the steps mentioned under Windows Vista -

    http://www.inspectmygadget.com/2008/04/04/how-to-schedule-your-speakers-to-automatically-mute-overnight/

    Although,the instructions are same for Windows 7 too.

  9. Remington Ostrout
    November 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Tell her to turn the volume off? Ha ha. Joking. I think hibernate disables volume while everything on the computer still runs. But sometimes computers make noise no matter what you do. I don't exactly know. I hope I helped! Best of luck to you!

  10. Nikhil Chandak
    November 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm
  11. Aswin Kumar K P
    November 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    No..I googled it but didnot find anything.Sorry.There may be no such programs.

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