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Windows 7: Where is Volume Control ? Mic Enable & Disable


18 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Where is Volume Control ? Mic Enable & Disable

Hi,

how to find Volume Control and how to add Mic to the taskbar, i want to enable and mute mic manually
but know mic is enable all za time...


how to do ?

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18 May 2009   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi ITZAD, right click the volume icon at the bottom right of the taskbar and there it is, Volume Control Options.
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18 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Yep :P Nice one jfar
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18 May 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 
Replay

Hi,

first of all thanks for fast replay .. but after i clicked on the Speaker icon i did not find Mic or Record button or option which allow me to add it to Speaker icon on the Taskbar

and here is the result






and here is when i click on Speaker Icon on Taskbar then click on Mixer



As i know i can enable or disable your microphone through Control Panel -> Sound. Select the recording tab, and enable/disable at will.

but what i'm looking and asking for is how can i add a separate taskbar icon for microphone control , to mute (disable) and unmute (enable) Mic like it was in Windows XP
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18 May 2009   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Well all I can do is tell you how to pin the Sound Recorder to the taskbar. Go to Start / All Programs/Accessories/ right click Sound Recorder/Pin to Taskbar.
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18 May 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Well all I can do is tell you how to pin the Sound Recorder to the taskbar. Go to Start / All Programs/Accessories/ right click Sound Recorder/Pin to Taskbar.
Many thanks jfar, but Sound recorder is just to record sound not to enable or disable MIC

Thanks anyway and waiting for another help
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01 Jun 2009   #7

windows 7 64bit
 
 
mic

right click volume icon in system tray.choose recording devices. choose recording tab/microphone/properties/device usage/OK/OK.Good luck DOC
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02 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Well since no one has answered your question I will share what I have found as a working solution. Unlike the previous Windows XP the mic is actually stored with the other devices in a separate window.

You can no longer mute/unmute but rather you have to enable / disable the device.
At this point you might be asking yourself how to re-enable the device once disabled. This is actually easier than it sounds.

First right click on the Speaker icon in the bottom right of your taskbar.
Select "Recording Devices"

This will open up your Sound Window.
Select the tab listed as "Recording"

This window is the equivalent of when you selected the mixer in XP.
You will see all of your devices listed.
You can enable/disable them, or change their properties to change their volume.

NOTE:
IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR MICROPHONE IT IS BECAUSE IT IS HIDDEN.
TO UNHIDE ALL DISABLED DEVICES RIGHT CLICK IN THE BOX WHERE THE DEVICES ARE LISTED AND SELECT "Show Disabled Devices."

Now you will see all devices available.
The disabled ones are greyed out.

You can right click them and re-enable them at your leisure.

To change their volume
Right click a device then choose "Properties"
Then select the tab "Levels"


I hope this has helped you...

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CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS POST
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You do NOT have to enable/disable the mic every time you want to mute it.
Instead you can simply mute it from the level tab under its properties

- Right Click on Volume Icon
- Select Recording Devices
- Double Click the Microphone from the list of devices (You can also right click and select Properties)
- Open the tab marked "Levels"
- Adjust the volume slider or click on the mic icon to mute
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07 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Okay I have a desktop mic plugged into the mic jack. Even though I disabled the device when i beat on the mic i still hear sounds coming out of the speakers. I want to keep my mic plugged in but I don't want it picking up any sound. What do I do?


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08 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaMil View Post
Okay I have a desktop mic plugged into the mic jack. Even though I disabled the device when i beat on the mic i still hear sounds coming out of the speakers. I want to keep my mic plugged in but I don't want it picking up any sound. What do I do?

The Reason why you still hear sound is because Windows 7 by default enables your device playback to be heard. You need to change this.

- Right click on the Sound Icon in your system tray
- Select your Mic from the list of Recording Devices
- Right click and select Properties
- Open the tab marked "Listen"
- Uncheck "Listen to this Device"

By doing this you can talk into your mic without hearing yourself.
This will prevent the overlap when your mic picks up surrounding volume from your speakers.
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