Can you recommend a volume control program for Windows?

Stephen November 6, 2010
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I am looking for a free program that is separate from or maybe uses parts of the default volume control panel. It should let me control exactly how much volume a certain program or application can use on a Windows machine. Doesn’t have to be pretty as long as it works.

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  1. Ed
    November 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I use Volumouse myself, it's quick and tiny. Wherever your mouse is you can raise or lower the volume without opening any dialog box or app. You can also mute the speakers by rolling the mouse wheel over any title bar.

    But I will appreciate an app, like the one the inquirer asked for, that will let me control the volume for each app. I use WriteMonkey for editing text, with the typewriter sounds turned on. But it also increases the volume of the whole system, so that when Speaking Clock announces the time it fairly rattles everyone at the office.

  2. Joe Collins
    November 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    As newer models arrive on the market most pc's have a volume control on the keyboard
    in line with your "f" keys. In most cases it's just a matter of assigning those keys to your
    operating system. "Some keys may have two or three function options" Some of the older
    models simply require "right click" - "Open volume mixer" and follow your option choices
    as mentioned by "Mr. John" recently.

  3. Mr. John
    November 13, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Right click volume, and click "Open volume mixer". No need for a 3rd part program.

    • Stephen Hill
      November 29, 2010 at 4:36 pm

      Exactly what I needed! Thanks!

  4. Anonymous
    November 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    HiPower Mixerhttp://www.actualsolution.com/IndieVolumehttp://www.indievolume.com/Every application can have separate volume level, independent of other applications volume levelZVolume Prohttp://www.shelltoys.com/volume_control/index.htmlfreeware"Sound Volume Hotkeys http://www.softarium.com/soundvolumehotkeys/Sound Control Plus v2.15 http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Kcplus/AutoMixer v1.1http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/AutoMixer/VolumeTrayhttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Mixers-Synthesizers/VolumeTray.shtmlVolumouse -http://www.nirsoft.net/http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/volumouse.html3RVX3RVX brings not only an on-screen volume control indicator but also includes hotkeys to take full control of it. The on screen volume displays are skinnable and by default you will find 8 different skins, with more that can be downloaded from the developer’s sitehttp://matt.malensek.net/#/Software/skins http://matt.malensek.net/#/Software/3RVX_Skins/ZVolume Home 2006 4.0 http://www.zvolume.com/ZVolume is a nice, powerful replacement to the standard Windows Volume Control. It can be vastly customized, including changing its look using skins. ZVolume supports hotkeys and command-line parameters as well as all other functions the standard Windows Volume Control supports.

    DKVolume Control
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/DKVolume-Control.shtml

    Exponential Volume Control 1
    http://download.cnet.com/Exponential-Volume-Control/3000-2169_4-10867807.html

    VolControl
    http://www.boredomsoft.org/volcontrol.bs

  5. Jacen47
    November 7, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Thanks Smokey, I like the program but it's not quite what I was looking for.

    I'm looking for a program that will let me control how much volume each program puts out. Like Google Chrome is louder than WMP and such.

  6. Anonymous
    November 7, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Here's a few sites I found that you might find useful.

    http://www.codesector.com/audiosliders.php

    http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/volume-control.html

    Thanks!

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