Prevent sound from unmuting while lowering down the volume


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Prevent sound from unmuting while lowering down the volume


    I have a SONY Bravia and a Samsung TV. I know how Bravia doesn't unmute the sound when I lower the volume while Samsung does. This is very convenient as the volume takes quite some time to come down to zero which feels like forever if you have loud audio coming from your TV in a particular scene.
    ( Vol+ unmutes it again)

    I was wondering if the same could be done for Windows (default audio output)?
    (I know the volume indicator is clickable)
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  2. Posts : 12,421
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    The Windows Volume Control does the same as our TVs, any change in the Volume slider unmutes the sound, apparently "just the way it is made". But then there's a Mute button on our TV remotes while clicking the Speaker icon on the Windows slider bar itself mutes instantly. Some browsers have a speaker icon on tabs that can be clicked to mute only that sound when on a Web site.
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  3. Posts : 8,622
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    gamechep said:
    I have a SONY Bravia and a Samsung TV. I know how Bravia doesn't unmute the sound when I lower the volume while Samsung does. This is very convenient as the volume takes quite some time to come down to zero which feels like forever if you have loud audio coming from your TV in a particular scene.
    ( Vol+ unmutes it again)

    I was wondering if the same could be done for Windows (default audio output)?
    (I know the volume indicator is clickable)
    Not a windows issue. You need to send feedback to Samsung.
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  4. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #4

    If I grab the slider from the sound icon popup (system tray) and drag it to the left I hear nothing until I release the slider. If I drag it all the way to the left it mutes the sound so I hear nothing. Isn't that how it works for everyone?
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I'm sorry I couldn't explain it properly before.
    I use windows 10 on my laptop and the built-in speakers are the audio output in this case. I find it inconvenient that lowering down the volume unmutes the audio and was wondering if there is some way to make it such that when the audio is muted, it can be brought down with the audio still being muted. This helps a lot when, for example, the volume level is high enough to make you want to cover your ears so all you can do is mute it before lowering it down.

    This is how Bravia TVs work (again, not connected as a monitor via HDMI).
    Is such a feat possible, keeping in mind (or assuming) that physical buttons are the first things that comes to mind as far as volume controls are concerned. Also, that the volume slider in the taskbar makes that annoying beep.
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  6. Posts : 12,421
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #6

    gamechep said:
    Also, that the volume slider in the taskbar makes that annoying beep.
    There are settings in Control Panel, Sounds that can be changed or disabled to stop that, believe it's the Start Navigation but maybe something else for a notification. You can test each item to try to recognize it and act on it accordingly.
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  7. Posts : 1,273
    Windows 10
       #7

    right click speaker icon > open volume mixer > mute the sub volume slider of the program that is currently playing sound , lower the main volume slider then unmute sub volume slider again .

    if you like this method then do note there are means to pin volume mixer as an icon in task bar or as a tray icon for quick access .
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  8. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #8

    It's an extra step but it works, nice!
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