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Windows 7: Volume Shortcut - Create



Volume Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Volume" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Published by Brink
19 Nov 2011
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How to Create a "Volume" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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This will show you how to create or download a Volume shortcut that opens the same master volume control pop-up as when you click on the Volume system icon on the taskbar.


EXAMPLE: Volume
Name:  Volume.jpg
Views: 20540
Size:  8.4 KB



OPTION ONE
To Download the "Volume" Shortcut

NOTE: This shortcut will open at the far right corner of the far right monitor. If you have more than one monitor, then you may wish to remove the location part in red in OPTION TWO below from this shortcut to have it open on your main display instead.
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Volume.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Volume shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the Volume shortcut.

5. In Vista and Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.







OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Volume" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The 49825268 part of the location below will cause it to open in the far right corner of the farthest right monitor. If you have more than one monitor, then you may wish to remove this part of the location to have it open on your main display instead.
%windir%\System32\SndVol.exe -f 49825268
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 8255
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Volume for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 8206
Size:  71.5 KB
5. In Vista and Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn


19 Nov 2011   #1
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

thanks

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19 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Koolkat.
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03 Jan 2012   #3
texasnewbie

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
volume shortcut

I followed the steps above to create a volume shortcut I could use for Windows. I wanted an F7 mute button for Windows, too, not just Windows Media. When I installed the shortcut above, I realized it just brought up the volume control as opposed to actually muting the sound. I deleted it. Now the F7 mute button on Windows Media won't work! How do I get it back like it originally was? I've just had the computer a week and have already managed to screw something up. :-o

Thanks!
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03 Jan 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Texasnewbie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The F7 mute button, must be a special button on your keyboard with Dell QuickSet drivers instead. The shortcut in this tutorial has no affect on the F7 mute button since it's no different than clicking on the "volume" system icon in the taskbar's notification area.
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17 Oct 2013   #5
DONTNEEDACCOUNT

JellyBean 4.3 (CM10.2)
 
 

Thanks! It helped me a lot.
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