Sound Settings


  1. Posts : 50
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       #1

    Sound Settings


    What's a quick way of getting to Sound Settings from the desktop using keyboard shortcuts please ? Is it possible to use one shortcut ?

    Win + I, I'm aware of.

    Thanks.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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       #2

    Hi, if you mean to this: (screenshots are often helpful)
    Sound Settings-1.png

    then you can use the information here at the start:
    Create Shortcuts to Open Settings Pages in Windows 10

    and in particular here:
    Settings Pages List of URI Shortcuts in Windows 10
    ms-settings:sound

    to create a shortcut and hence a hotkey combo.

    Rt click volume control, click Open Sound Settings takes you there too of course.

    This may be of interest:
    Sound Settings-untitled.png
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  3. Posts : 50
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yes, that's the one I meant. I just wondered if there was a Win + (another key) shortcut, but thanks for the advice.

    It's just that sometimes it's so much easier to do that, particularly for my elder parents. Especially, if they have a full window open for say Word, or Candy Crush, or some other application (or number of them) running at the time.

    Incidentally, because I'm still very much a novice (I know !), I have two further queries if you wouldn't mind:

    1) How can I take a screenshot without needing to buy expensive software ? I've heard of Ctrl + Print Scrn, and Alt + Print Scrn, but what about trimming and annotating if I need to ? Is the windows Snipping Tool any good ?

    2) Is there a list of shortcuts available please, such as Win + (another key), or Ctrl +, Alt +, etc ?

    Thanks.
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  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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       #4

    mjbj403 said:
    1) How can I take a screenshot without needing to buy expensive software ?
    Press the Windows key + Shift + S

    mjbj403 said:
    2) Is there a list of shortcuts available please, such as Win + (another key), or Ctrl +, Alt +, etc ?
    List of all Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts: The ultimate guide | Windows Central

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...6-cb9706c75eec

    Settings Pages List of URI Shortcuts in Windows 10
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       #5

    Thank you for that. Very useful.

    I'll have a look at those today.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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       #6

    Hi, sometimes it's simpler to use search- then you don't need to remember keys.

    E.g. Win key + S (or use the search bar in the taskbar if it's displayed) and type
    sound settings

    Screenshots:
    Take a Screen Snip with Snip and Sketch in Windows 10

    Plenty of free screenshot programs e.g.
    Duck capture
    Greenshot
    ShareX
    .... each has their favourite.

    Some are much better than others at capturing scrolling windows (long pages/off the screen). Duck capture is ok, ShareX Capture good but more complex.
    ShareX - The best free and open source screenshot tool for Windows
    E.g. I've just captured this whole page
    Sound Settings-1.png



    And some offer better annotation than others.
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thank you !
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  8. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,060
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       #8

    You could also put the classic Control Panel Sound settings in your Desktop right click menu...

    Sound Settings-000733.png

    Copy the following into Notepad, save it as a .reg file and merge it:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound]
    "Icon"="SndVol.exe,-101"
    "Position"="Bottom"
    "SubCommands"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\001flyout]
    @="Playback"
    "Icon"="DDORes.dll,-3014"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\001flyout\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,4"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\002flyout]
    @="Recording"
    "Icon"="DDORes.dll,-3013"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\002flyout\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,1"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\003flyout]
    @="Sounds"
    "Icon"="DDORes.dll,-3011"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\003flyout\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,2"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\004flyout]
    @="Communications"
    "Icon"="DDORes.dll,-3021"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\004flyout\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,3"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\005flyout]
    @="Volume Mixer"
    "Icon"="\"C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\SndVol.exe\""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\005flyout\command]
    @="\"C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\SndVol.exe\""
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  9. Edwin's Avatar
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       #9

    Here's a version that includes the 3 'Settings' Sound locations...

    Sound Settings-000734.png

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound]
    "Icon"="SndVol.exe,-101"
    "Position"="Bottom"
    "SubCommands"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\001flyout]
    @="Playback"
    "Icon"="DDORes.dll,-3014"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\001flyout\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,4"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\002flyout]
    @="Recording"
    "Icon"="DDORes.dll,-3013"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\002flyout\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,1"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\003flyout]
    @="Sounds"
    "Icon"="DDORes.dll,-3011"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\003flyout\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,2"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\004flyout]
    @="Communications"
    "Icon"="DDORes.dll,-3021"
    "CommandFlags"=dword:00000040
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\004flyout\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,3"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\005flyout]
    @="Volume Mixer"
    "Icon"="\"C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\SndVol.exe\""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\005flyout\command]
    @="\"C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\SndVol.exe\""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\006flyout]
    @="Settings - Sound"
    "Icon"="shell32.dll,-16826"
    "CommandFlags"=dword:00000020
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\006flyout\command]
    @="explorer ms-settings:sound"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\007flyout]
    @="Settings - Devices"
    "Icon"="shell32.dll,-16826"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\007flyout\command]
    @="explorer ms-settings:sound-devices"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\008flyout]
    @="Settings - Volume"
    "Icon"="shell32.dll,-16826"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\ Sound\shell\008flyout\command]
    @="explorer ms-settings:apps-volume"
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  10. Posts : 50
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    Thread Starter
       #10

    Thanks ! I'll consider your suggestions.
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