keyboard shortcut for increasing volume (not in media player)

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by clair, May 8, 2012.

  1. clair

    clair New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0

    hi

    I've searched everywhere, including the help in windows 7 (when you click F1).
    I need a keyboard shortcut for increasing and decreasing volume, and I don't mean when playing a video or something, I mean the "general" one.

    thanks
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    What type of keyboard are you using (PC or Laptop)? Many have that built in.
     
  3. clair

    clair New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    none multimedia one, on my pc desktop
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    Sorry, I really do not understand your response.

    If you have a multimedia keyboard, there is already a key for volume control, you may just need to install the keyboard drivers to make them effective.
     
  5. clair

    clair New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    I said I have a none multimedia one. it NOT a multimedia one, it's a regular one
     
  6. Adamsappleone

    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    122
    Hello Clair,

    Windows Vista and Windows 7 do allow users to create keyboard shortcuts, unfortunately, not for volume control.


    You actually have 3 choices;

    1. Purchase a Multimedia Keyboard with built-in Volume Control buttons, usually around $20.
    2. Download and install 3RVX, which is a skinnable freeware volume control application. Just Google 3RVX.
    3. This one I have not tried, but it's a script someone came up with to use your Page Up/Down keys to control volume globally. If you decide to go this route, do so at your own risk and create a Restore Point and/or Back-Up your System.
    The script with instructions can be found here: keyboard shortcuts - How to control master volume in Windows 7? - Super User

    Hope this helps;

    Don


     

Share This Page

Loading...