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Windows 7: Run Sound using key shortcut


09 Dec 2010   #1
alibahaloo

Windows 7 x64 - Linux Mint 10 x64
 
 
Run Sound using key shortcut

Hey guys,
An idea came to my mind, and i thought where's a better place to discuss than seven forums?

my Q is that, what is the path for sound application? in the taskbar when you click on sound icon you get the sound window, it should be and .exe file that opens it, i wanna know the path to that exe file.
my purpose is to assign a key shortcut to run that exe file, e.g. alt + s should open the sound window...
how can i do this?
thanking you in advance


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09 Dec 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Many keyboards have shortcut "HOT" buttons built in and can be changed to do other tasks.

I'm not sure the Vaio key board will do this. Click start> Device Manager> Keyboard> Hardware Tab>Properties.
Or look for a "Settings Tab". Your Vaio manual at Sony might also have keyboard settings and explain set up for keys.

Otherwise I'm sure it can be done like you are suggesting but I don't know the steps needed.

Mike
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09 Dec 2010   #3
alibahaloo

Windows 7 x64 - Linux Mint 10 x64
 
 

Yeah, there's a hot key for doing that, but it opens so SONY application, i want to open the default windows application for managing the sound. anyhow, I've reinstalled a fresh version of windows and i'm not gonna install all those VAIO crap again, they're just useless and memory consuming.

anyways, thanks for your help Mike
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09 Dec 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I was hoping Windows might give you some options in the Keyboard properties or settings.

Check back someone else may come up with some suggestions.
Mike
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09 Dec 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Alibahaloo,

These Sounds shortcuts may be able to help. In addition, you could assign a keyboard shortcut to these shortcuts.

Sound Shortcuts - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Dec 2010   #6
alibahaloo

Windows 7 x64 - Linux Mint 10 x64
 
 

Yeah, great... thanks for the link, i found the path:

Code:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0
having this as a shortcut will open the playback devices tap.
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12 Dec 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Alibahaloo.
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