Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Keyboard shortcuts for volume control

by win98halfbaked / September 13, 2006 2:19 AM PDT

My keyboard doesn't have keys for changing system sound volume, but I often need to change it (when switching b/w speakers and headphones, for example). Using the Volume Control icon is very annoying and much slower than using keyboard shortcuts.
Is there any way to get Windows to use some of the Function keys (F1-F12) combined with some combination of mask keys (Ctrl, Alt, Shift, WinKey), to control volume?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Keyboard shortcuts for volume control
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Keyboard shortcuts for volume control
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Link...........Scroll Down.................
by Trance_Zac / September 13, 2006 5:26 AM PDT
Collapse -
Volume control keyboard shortcut in XP
by dowhatican / February 25, 2012 12:12 AM PST

With my keyboard and XP I can use Page Up and Page Down for volume control.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Free trip to the Grand Prix

Don't miss your chance to win a trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco for you and a plus-one.