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Scott
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: How to disable sound when change volume?
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On Windows XP the Volume slider in the Master Volume control makes a sound
when I change the volume.

Making a sound when changing the volume is an AWFUL default behavior for
Windows. Sigh.

How do I configure the Master Volume to make no sound when changing the
volume???
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Claymore
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Since: Jun 03, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: How to disable sound when change volume? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Aug 8, 4:00 pm, Scott wrote:
> On Windows XP the Volume slider in the Master Volume control makes a sound
> when I change the volume.
>
> Making a sound when changing the volume is an AWFUL default behavior for
> Windows. Sigh.
>
> How do I configure the Master Volume to make no sound when changing the
> volume???

Hello Scott,

Unless the beep is coming from the computer itself, i.e it's in
Windows:
Control Panel
Sounds and Audio Devices
Sounds tab
Default Beep - set to 'None'.
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Scott
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: How to disable sound when change volume? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Claymore, thank you. This is close; but not quite what I want.

I want to disable the beep for the volume slider only, not for other
applications. In general, I think the "default beep" is useful. I don't
want to disable it across all of Windows.

If you or no one else knows, then I assume that Microsoft blew it and I
need to yet again load 3rd party software to get around Microsoft. Anyone
have suggestions for a good non-microsoft volume control app?

"Claymore" wrote:

> On Aug 8, 4:00 pm, Scott wrote:
> > On Windows XP the Volume slider in the Master Volume control makes a sound
> > when I change the volume.
> >
> > Making a sound when changing the volume is an AWFUL default behavior for
> > Windows. Sigh.
> >
> > How do I configure the Master Volume to make no sound when changing the
> > volume???
>
> Hello Scott,
>
> Unless the beep is coming from the computer itself, i.e it's in
> Windows:
> Control Panel
> Sounds and Audio Devices
> Sounds tab
> Default Beep - set to 'None'.
>
>
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Nepatsfan
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: How to disable sound when change volume? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In news:801D5282-B868-47B2-8AD5-0E59060A0735@microsoft.com,
Scott wrote:
> On Windows XP the Volume slider in the Master Volume control
> makes a sound
> when I change the volume.
>
> Making a sound when changing the volume is an AWFUL default
> behavior for
> Windows. Sigh.
>
> How do I configure the Master Volume to make no sound when
> changing the
> volume???

One workaround would be to put a check mark in the box next to
"Mute all". Move the slider. Remove the check mark when you're
finished.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
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Scott
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: How to disable sound when change volume? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Well this could be a solution, but it is so many steps. This would be a case
of "the cure is worse than the disease":

Changing the volume is done while audio is playing. You'd want the act of
changing the volume to be so simple you'd do automatically without having to
think - you don't want to change your attention from what's really important
in the moment (the audio). Further, it is usually the case that changing the
volume is iterative; having to do such a more complex operation over and over
would be quite a bother.

But thanks a LOT for your creative thinking. Much appreciated!

"Nepatsfan" wrote:

> In news:801D5282-B868-47B2-8AD5-0E59060A0735@microsoft.com,
> Scott wrote:
> > On Windows XP the Volume slider in the Master Volume control
> > makes a sound
> > when I change the volume.
> >
> > Making a sound when changing the volume is an AWFUL default
> > behavior for
> > Windows. Sigh.
> >
> > How do I configure the Master Volume to make no sound when
> > changing the
> > volume???
>
> One workaround would be to put a check mark in the box next to
> "Mute all". Move the slider. Remove the check mark when you're
> finished.
>
> Good luck
>
> Nepatsfan
>
>
>
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Leonard Grey
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Since: Mar 09, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: How to disable sound when change volume? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"...I assume that Microsoft blew it and I need to yet again load 3rd
party software to get around Microsoft."

Too bad Microsoft couldn't implement each of the thousands of little
features that someone felt was so important.

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Scott wrote:
> Claymore, thank you. This is close; but not quite what I want.
>
> I want to disable the beep for the volume slider only, not for other
> applications. In general, I think the "default beep" is useful. I don't
> want to disable it across all of Windows.
>
> If you or no one else knows, then I assume that Microsoft blew it and I
> need to yet again load 3rd party software to get around Microsoft. Anyone
> have suggestions for a good non-microsoft volume control app?
>
> "Claymore" wrote:
>
>> On Aug 8, 4:00 pm, Scott wrote:
>>> On Windows XP the Volume slider in the Master Volume control makes a sound
>>> when I change the volume.
>>>
>>> Making a sound when changing the volume is an AWFUL default behavior for
>>> Windows. Sigh.
>>>
>>> How do I configure the Master Volume to make no sound when changing the
>>> volume???
>> Hello Scott,
>>
>> Unless the beep is coming from the computer itself, i.e it's in
>> Windows:
>> Control Panel
>> Sounds and Audio Devices
>> Sounds tab
>> Default Beep - set to 'None'.
>>
>>
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Swifty
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: How to disable sound when change volume? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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This just shows that it takes all sorts to make a world. I wanted to be
able to change my volume with a keystroke
(I chose Ctrl+ArrowUp/ArrowDown) and I wanted the deltas to be
logarithmic rather than linear (to give me finer granularity between the
quieter volume levels, and because hearing is logarithmic).

When I got my system working it was not always obvious that the volume
had changed levels, so I downloaded some wav files of an American lass
saying "zero", "one", "two" and so forth and I play the relevant ones on
each volume change. I love them, but they would clearly drive you mad!

And before anyone asks "why bother with zero?" (there's always someone
to ask such questions, it seems), the "zero" level on my soundcard is
still barely audible. If you want silence you have to use the "mute"
button. If only my wife/dog had one...

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk
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Swifty
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: How to disable sound when change volume? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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> If you or no one else knows, then I assume that Microsoft blew it and I
> need to yet again load 3rd party software to get around Microsoft. Anyone
> have suggestions for a good non-microsoft volume control app?

If you don't find anything else then you could use "The Wonderful Icon"
out of the box with its "Volume Increase" and "Volume Decrease" which
you can assign to suitable keystrokes (I chose Ctrl+Uparrow and
Ctrl+Downarrow). The drawback to this is that it changes the volume in
10 linear steps from 0 to 100, so it goes from almost silent to quite
loud in a single step. My solution doesn't reach 10 until around level 5.
My solution, uses Wizmo (from Gibson Research) and a script I wrote
myself. Wizmo has 101 different levels, from 0 to 100 in steps of 1. I
use my script to change the levels to one of 0 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 100 -
which gives a natural sounding increase/decrease between each level. You
could edit out the American lass saying "zero", "one" etc, if she's not
to your liking. I use "The Wonderful Icon" to trigger my script.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk
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didierniel



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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: How to disable sound when change volume? [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello Scott,

I had the same issue on my computer. I got the solution here:
Stop beep in volume control
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1151476956
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