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Volume Mixer Shortcut - Create

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

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This will show you how to create or download a Volume Mixer shortcut that opens the same Volume Mixer pop-up as when you click on the Volume system icon on the taskbar and click on the Mixer link at the bottom.


EXAMPLE: Volume Mixer
Name:  Volume-Mixer.jpg
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OPTION ONE
To Download the "Volume Mixer" 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_Mixer.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

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

4. Unblock the Volume Mixer 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 Mixer" 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 49490633 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 -T 49490633
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3. Type Volume Mixer 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
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4. 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.

5. 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


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29 Jun 2012   #1
MerryMarjie

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Wow, thanks!

I can't believe I've been using computers for so long and never knew this shortcut. Thanks, SevenForums, for the great tip today!

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30 Jun 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Marjie, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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13 Jan 2013   #3
Lakes

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I`m using the sound mixer shortcut, but it opens on my third monitor.

If I use the taskbar mixer icon. it opens in the main monitor.

Anyway I can select which monitor it opens on?

Thanks.
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13 Jan 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lakes,

You could use the location without the red part to have it open on your main display, but it won't be at it's bottom right corner.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Jan 2013   #5
Lakes

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the info, I`ll do that for now, does the -r set the position on a monitor?
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13 Jan 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Your welcome.

Yes, the numbers after the -r switch sets the X and Y position, but I'm not sure how to adjust it for only the main display.
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13 Jan 2013   #7
Lakes

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Ok, thanks.
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11 Nov 2013   #8
Coolstuff14

Massachusetts
 
 
quick question

Where can I get more information about the -t and -r stuff I have not been able to find anything of google about it.

Thanks in advanced
-Jake
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