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To put it simply, does anyone know of an alternative volume control for Windows 7?, because the default one is completely retarded.

You see, when I open a new program, it will have it's volume set to the volume of the loudest program open at that time. Another problem would be that it forgets which sound drivers it's using every 10 Minutes, & turns into a blank window, rendering it useless.

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Mainly, I'd like one that can have a default volume level, so when I open a new program, it won't be set at the volume of my loudest program, also, it'd be useful if it uses the default windows theme, as you can see in my screenshots, it'd be a pain if it were to be some flashy skin that conflicts with everything else.

Obviously, independent control of everything open is a must.

Also, although I know the default volume control already has a default volume-like feature, being the System Sounds option, I can;t set anything higher than it, so it's pointless. A mod or whatever for default Volume control to change that would also suffice.

Anyone know of any software?
Edited by Smiley96L - 7/12/13 at 11:27am
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Hi,

Sounds like a simple sound driver issue. Have you tried an uninstall and reinstall of your sound / sound card drivers?

Regards,

Patrick
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I'll give a shot once I get back to my main PC, but would that also 'fix' the default volume feature where I can't have anything louder than system sounds?
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Yeah, it should. As I said, at the moment this just sounds like a typical driver issue.

Keep me updated after the driver uninstall and reinstall.

Regards,

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I tries it... Things stopped disappearing, but I still can't adjust my volume without any hassle... I think a program / mod may be needed for that...
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    The Windows volume control actually gives a deceptive version of the actual internal volumes (this comes from someone who uses a real mixing board sometimes).  The control on the left labeled "Speakers" is the real (master) volume control, just like the one on your actual speakers/headphones.  All the other volume controls internally go from 0 to 100%, but that 100% is visually scaled to the level of the master volume.  So if master is at 46%, then all the programs at their default volume of 100% will appear to be at 46% also.  You can't have anything louder than master.  Master is not "default", it is the overall volume control.  If you move a program's volume above master, you'll notice that master will rise along with it, while the other programs appear to remain frozen in place.  In reality, their volumes are all being reduced from 100% to maintain your new volume ratio.

    I hope that adequately explains what you're seeing. thumb.gif
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I see how that works now, thanks.

But, would there be any way to stop programs from opening up at the level that my Master volume is set to, but instead, say, 50%?
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