Windows 10: Using Task Scheduler to Mute System Volume

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  1.    05 Mar 2018 #11

    mccoady said: View Post
    Yes Iím running 64 bit Windows 10 and the file path of NirCmd shows it as 64 bit.

    Iím copying and pasting the commands from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html . I didnít try monitor off command but did try command to open cd door (changed drive letter) and it didnít work. Guess I can try that but expect the same results.

    I think where I could be going wrong is how Iím inputting the commands on the Action tab. Iím browsing to file path C:\Windows\nircmd.exe which is correct. Now under ďArgumentsĒ do I Input nirmcd.exe monitor off?
    You're doing fine. My fault for not realising sooner... which is why I amended my previous post.

    Open a commandlne window (CMD, not PowerShell) and try nircmd.exe monitor off.
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  2.    05 Mar 2018 #12

    RickC said: View Post
    You're doing fine. My fault for not realising sooner... which is why I amended my previous post.

    Open a commandlne window (CMD, not PowerShell) and try nircmd.exe monitor off.
    Yes that works.

    I also just created a desktop shortcut for mutesyvolume 2 and it works.

    So apparently it has something to do with how I'm setting up Task Scheduler?
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  3.    05 Mar 2018 #13

    mccoady said:
    Yes that works.
    Excellent! Have fun playing with nircmd.

    Sorry but I don't have any familiarity with Task Scheduler (apart from scripting the deletion of a number of default tasks).
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  4.    05 Mar 2018 #14

    RickC said: View Post
    Excellent! Have fun playing with nircmd.

    Sorry but I don't have any familiarity with Task Scheduler (apart from scripting the deletion of a number of default tasks).
    Thanks maybe dalchina will jump back in and can figure out what I'm doing wrong.
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       06 Mar 2018 #15

    mccoady,

    Since there has been a diversion as you tried using the other commands as tests, please could you post what your Task scheduler task definition has now become?

    What does the Task history tab say?

    Denis
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  6.    06 Mar 2018 #16

    Try3 said: View Post
    mccoady,

    Since there has been a diversion as you tried using the other commands as tests, please could you post what your Task scheduler task definition has now become?

    What does the Task history tab say?

    Denis
    Well it says the History is disabled how come?

    First thing this morning I created another mutesyvolume 2 task and left all settings at default. To my surprise it muted the volume but after changing the time to trigger it again it won't repeat muting the volume... have tried several times. Below are my settings.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails General.jpg   Triggers.jpg   Actions.jpg   Conditions.jpg   Settings.jpg  

    History (disabled).jpg  
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       06 Mar 2018 #17

    You have used the form of the NirCmd for returning the volume to 'normal' [whatever that means]. Try using values 0 or 1 instead.

    Denis
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  •    06 Mar 2018 #18

    Actually
    nircmd mutesysvolume 2
    in my run box toggles the volume on and off.

    Suggest you get this working first using the Run box.
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  •    06 Mar 2018 #19

    @ Try3
    I actually started out using values 0 & 1 but then went to 2.

    @ dalchina
    I actually got it to work using Prompt & desktop shortcut as stated earlier.

    What I'm finding out is after creating the task it's not always enabling the task. It shows it's enabled when creating the task but once I finish and go back to Task Scheduler Library it sometimes shows disabled. It does this a lot when I edit the time. If I manually enable it it probably works 80% of the time.

    When I say 80% I mean most of the time I set it to mute it works but then doesn't always work to unmute.

    Guess I'll go ahead and set a schedule to mute daily at 10:00 PM & unmute at 8:30 AM to see what happens. If it will just mute each night I suppose I could live with that although don't know why it's not more consistent.
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