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Control the volume on your computer with your mouse wheel.
Posted By Ashraf On May 10, 2011 @ 9:20 AM In Freeware Reviews,Tips 'n Tricks | 3 Comments
Some of us have dedicated buttons on on laptops/speakers that allow us to control the volume of out computer; some of us don’t. However, would it not be convenient if you did not have to use those buttons at all; rather you could just scroll up or down using your mouse wheel to change the volume. Well you can.
Volumouse is a simple and lightweight program that allows you to control the volume on your computer by just scrolling your mouse wheel. With volumouse you set certain conditions when you want the mouse wheel to change volume and the volume will only be controlled when these conditions are met. Therefore you are still able to use your mouse wheel to, lets say, scroll a webpage:
You set your rules/conditions via the program window shown above. Each rule contains 4 drop down menus you can choose from. I will let the developer explain to you exactly what they are:
You can apply any of the following conditions to “Use the wheel when”:
When all is set and done, after you hit “OK” Volumouse will minimize to your system tray and will sit there until you close it (you have have Volumouse running at all times in order for all this to work). However, don’t worry: Volumouse only uses ~2.5MB of RAM so it is pretty lightweight.
Here are my personal settings for this program:
As you can see by my VLC and GOM conditions, I find this program particularly useful when watching videos.
If you are still interested in Volumouse, you can download it from any of the following links:
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 Volumouse installer.: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/volumouse_setup.exe
 Volumouse standalone.: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/volumouse.zip
 Volumouse for 64 bit users (standalone).: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/volumouse-x64.zip
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