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Windows 7: How to adjust volume from Standard PS2 wired keyboard

28 Jul 2013   #1

Main: WIN7 Pro, 64 bit; Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to adjust volume from Standard PS2 wired keyboard

Can not access sndvol.exe to create a shortcut to allow keyboard to control volume.

I am using a Standard PS2 wired keyboard for my HP Elite 8000 system. Details in my signature.

I discovered the following and wish to implement with my basic keyboard:

1) click your start menu. Type ‘sndvol” in the search box at the bottom
2) Right-click-drag the sndvol program icon to your desktop and select the ‘Create shortcuts here’ option
3) Right click on the new shortcut and hit properties
4) Go to the shortcut tab, and click inside the “shortcut key” box.
5) Make your shortcut key combo. For example I use ALT + F12. Hit apply and OK to close the dialogue box.

Although I am Administrator, I am being blocked from shortcut key which indicated "None" at the moment, to make create a shortcut to do what is suggested in the above instructions.

Can anyone advise a way to unblock (allow) me; or a workaround to adjust my volume and add a mute button shortcut from my keyboard (preferably from the up/ down arrows on the numeric pad) without going to a third party software or a purchasing new keyboard?

Thanks in advance.

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29 Jul 2013   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJL24 View Post
Can not access sndvol.exe to create a shortcut to allow keyboard to control volume.

I am using a Standard PS2 wired keyboard for my HP Elite 8000 system. Details in my signature.

I discovered the following and wish to implement with my basic keyboard:

1) click your start menu. Type ‘sndvol” in the search box at the bottom
2) Right-click-drag the sndvol program icon to your desktop and select the ‘Create shortcuts here’ option
3) Right click on the new shortcut and hit properties
4) Go to the shortcut tab, and click inside the “shortcut key” box.
5) Make your shortcut key combo. For example I use ALT + F12. Hit apply and OK to close the dialogue box.

Although I am Administrator, I am being blocked from shortcut key which indicated "None" at the moment, to make create a shortcut to do what is suggested in the above instructions.

Can anyone advise a way to unblock (allow) me; or a workaround to adjust my volume and add a mute button shortcut from my keyboard (preferably from the up/ down arrows on the numeric pad) without going to a third party software or a purchasing new keyboard?

Thanks in advance.
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Thanks to SharpKeys, I have decided to make Keypad Minus set as Volume Down, Keypad Plus as Volume Up, and Keypad Del as Mute.

It can remap any key you want to anything you want, but this is what I use SharpKeys for.

SharpKeys doesn't run in the background: it just edits the Registry in the required way in order for this to be possible. It's very nice.

If you need any help with it, then I'll be here.
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29 Jul 2013   #3

Main: WIN7 Pro, 64 bit; Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Many thanks for the suggestion

Thank you again. I will close the thread now.
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29 Jul 2013   #4

 

You're welcome!

I'll still be available in this thread if you want any assistance with SharpKeys.
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