I listen to a lot of music and internet radio on my PC when I work, but when somebody calls me I need to quickly turn it down so that I can talk on the phone. My speakers are set up on the desk in such a way that the volume knob is not that easy to get to in a quick fashion, so I turn down the volume using the software. But, a quick way to globally control the volume on your PC is the Windows Volume Control. To access this, you have to either go to your Start menu and navigate to Accessories > Entertainment, or you have to go into your Sound Properties in the control panel. Takes too long. But, you can get quick access to it by going into Sound and Audio Devices in the Control Panel and enabling “Place volume icon in taskbar”. Afterwards, you know have single-click access to your system volume. Great for quick turn-downs in order to answer the phone.
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