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Monkeydad 01-22-2010 10:56 AM

VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
Just discovered, installed and fell in love with this utility for Windows.

It's called Volumouse and allows you to turn the volume of your external PC speakers up and down with the scroll wheel on your mouse. I set mine to work when I hold down the left Control and Shift keys while I scroll, since they're right there on the corner of the keyboard and easy to smash down quickly. It helps a LOT for when I'm streaming radio stations...the commercials always blast you out when they come on, so I have to turn the speakers down. After the commercials, I have to turn it back up to hear people talking. Pain in the butt...now over with Volumouse!

Get it here free. Takes a few seconds to download and set up.

[url=http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/volumouse.html]Volumouse - control the sound volume with a wheel mouse[/url]

KLHJ2 01-22-2010 11:06 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
When they come out with a "Hurry up and close that effin window" button let me know.

mredskins 01-22-2010 11:25 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
^ they have it! It is in the top right hand corner as a white x with red background.

Monkeydad 01-22-2010 11:35 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=Angry;657489]When they come out with a "Hurry up and close that effin window" button let me know.[/quote]

Alt-F4 :D

tryfuhl 01-23-2010 05:17 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=Angry;657489]When they come out with a "Hurry up and close that effin window" button let me know.[/quote]
former co-worker of mine had a programmable usb pedal just for this

tryfuhl 01-23-2010 05:20 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
I use my scroll wheel for browsing too much to change it to something else

most media players have the scroll wheel control the volume slider by default so I'll just pop the player up

also have volume controls on my keyboard

pretty handy if you do a lot of media stuff in the background though I guess

dmek25 01-23-2010 07:56 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=Angry;657489]When they come out with a "Hurry up and close that effin window" button let me know.[/quote]
classic:)

HugeMonkFan 01-23-2010 12:07 PM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
that seems interesting...i dont really have a use for it but i see its usefullness.

talking about streaming music...is there any sites out there like the launchcast of old?

Monkeydad 01-25-2010 10:07 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=tryfuhl;657667]former co-worker of mine had a programmable usb pedal just for this[/quote]

Wow...very inventive, but very suspicious!

Monkeydad 01-25-2010 10:09 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=tryfuhl;657668]I use my scroll wheel for browsing too much to change it to something else

most media players have the scroll wheel control the volume slider by default so I'll just pop the player up

also have volume controls on my keyboard

pretty handy if you do a lot of media stuff in the background though I guess[/quote]

I don't have volume on my keyboard, so I can see how you won't need it.

I use it for scrolling too, but this utility doesn't take your scrolling way. You can still scroll. You set up a key (or keys) to press to hold and when you use the wheel, it turns into a volume control.

I have the left Ctrl and Shift set up for the Volumouse because it seems like the easiest (and it is). If I'm not holding the keys down, my mouse wheel scrolls as normal. I didn't use just Ctrl because that is the ZOOM feature when used with the wheel. The two keys are right there on the corner, easy to press both down to adjust volume. I listen to sports or newstalk radio in my office and the commercials are always blastingly loud, so I use this a lot. No more reaching across my desk to turn commercials down.

Try it! You'll like it!

mlmpetert 01-26-2010 11:53 AM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=Angry;657489]When they come out with a "Hurry up and close that effin window" button let me know.[/quote]


Someone told me about this a long time ago:

[url=http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/c8a8/]ThinkGeek :: StealthSwitch II[/url]

[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Absolutely hilarious to me.... [/FONT][/COLOR]

firstdown 01-26-2010 03:47 PM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=Buster;657482]Just discovered, installed and fell in love with this utility for Windows.

It's called Volumouse and allows you to turn the volume of your external PC speakers up and down with the [SIZE=4]scroll wheel on your mouse[/SIZE]. I set mine to work when I hold down the left Control and Shift keys while I scroll, since they're right there on the corner of the keyboard and easy to smash down quickly. It helps a LOT for when I'm streaming radio stations...the commercials always blast you out when they come on, so I have to turn the speakers down. After the commercials, I have to turn it back up to hear people talking. Pain in the butt...now over with Volumouse!

Get it here free. Takes a few seconds to download and set up.

[URL="http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/volumouse.html"]Volumouse - control the sound volume with a wheel mouse[/URL][/quote]

Thanks, I forgot I even had a scroll wheel on my mouse and now I don't have to click on that thing to move the pages up and down.

KLHJ2 01-26-2010 04:46 PM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=firstdown;658386]Thanks, I forgot I even had a scroll wheel on my mouse and now I don't have to click on that thing to move the pages up and down.[/quote]


Firstdown, please tell me that you are effin with us!

tryfuhl 01-31-2010 08:08 PM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=Buster;658068]Wow...very inventive, but very suspicious![/quote]
haha yeah, very not looked at too though

they've got some cool multi-pedal setups too

tryfuhl 01-31-2010 08:10 PM

Re: VERY Useful PC Utility!
 
[quote=Buster;658071]I don't have volume on my keyboard, so I can see how you won't need it.

I use it for scrolling too, but this utility doesn't take your scrolling way. You can still scroll. You set up a key (or keys) to press to hold and when you use the wheel, it turns into a volume control.

I have the left Ctrl and Shift set up for the Volumouse because it seems like the easiest (and it is). If I'm not holding the keys down, my mouse wheel scrolls as normal. I didn't use just Ctrl because that is the ZOOM feature when used with the wheel. The two keys are right there on the corner, easy to press both down to adjust volume. I listen to sports or newstalk radio in my office and the commercials are always blastingly loud, so I use this a lot. No more reaching across my desk to turn commercials down.

Try it! You'll like it![/quote]
ahh yeah, that's cool

I use a ton of keyboard shortcuts though, only use the mouse basically to click a link

so a little alt+tab then scroll works just as well for me

I do need to setup this new (used) laptop though with my typical weaks


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