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Volume Control Shortcut in Windows 7

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I plan on using headphones for gaming with Windows 7, and they don't have built-in volume control. Is there any way I can set up a shortcut to change the volume up or down?
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Actually, I recommend assigning media keys to your keyboard. To do this, I recommend one of two programs:

SharpKeys is more or less a specialized registry editor, while KeyboardLink needs to stay open in the background.

For example: with SharpKeys, I changed Keypad Plus to Vol Up, Keypad Minus to Vol Down, and Keypad Del to Mute. So that means I can't use those keys to issue the Keypad Plus, Minus, or Del commands because their functions have been changed in the Registry.

However, if I wanted to continue being able to use those keys on my keypad, then I'd use KeyboardLink. KeyboardLink requires the use of modifiers to issue the intended command. So, for example: I could use WinKey+Keypad Plus. Or, WinKey+Shift+Keypad Plus. Or, Ctrl+Alt+Keypad Plus. I mean, KeyboardLink has a General tab where these modifiers get user-specified. The choices are Shift, Ctrl, Alt, Win. Except, it doesn't end there: it also includes the option of adding a 2nd modifier in order to overcome conflicts. The choices for the 2nd modifier are None, Shift, Ctrl, and Alt.

So that's how I would be able to set it up so that Vol Up is issued by pressing something like Shift+Alt+Keypad Plus, or Win+Ctrl+Keypad Plus, etc. The default settings in KeyboardLink end up making Vol Up issued by Win + Page Up. I could reassign Page Up in SharpKeys to be Vol Up, but then I wouldn't have a Page Up key anymore.

Fortunately, I never need Keypad Minus, Plus, or Del, so I don't need something extra running in the background for this.
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thanks TwoCables, i was looking for something like this as well.
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So if I changed it with Sharpkeys I wouldn't be able to change it back?
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So if I changed it with Sharpkeys I wouldn't be able to change it back?



It can be changed back by selecting the customization, clicking the Delete button, clicking "Write to Registry", and then logging out and back into Windows.
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