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The volumes (and or the sound scheme of Win 10) of the programs (many portable versions) are changing all the time (in the same session and after restarting Win). So, for instance sometimes the e-mail notification of (the portable) Thunderbird is extreme loud, sometimes there is no sound. Sometimes the volume for (portable) Firefox is shown, sometimes it is not (scrolling in that window), after I have reduced the volume of FIrefox, pull down the slider to e.g. 4, the next time the slider is at about 60 or so):

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How could I correct it?


Edited by River Horse, 14 October 2016 - 04:55 AM.

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Right click the sound icon at notification area and select Playback devices make sure your sound card is default playback device. Select default playback device and click  Properties button. From Enhancements tab place a check mark for Disable all sound effects if this option wont work then from Advanced tab clear check mark for the Allow applications take exclusive control of this device option. You can also install latest version of your sound card driver.


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Thank you very much!

 

The icon in the system tray is gone since the last ´Win update a few days ago.

 

Right click the sound icon at notification area and select Playback devices make sure your sound card is default playback device. Select default playback device and click  Properties button. From Enhancements tab place a check mark for Disable all sound effects

 

Do you mean "Disable all enhancements"? I cannot find Disable all sound effects in that tab:

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I have now set it like this:

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Now I have to wait to see what happens.

 

Firefox is open but not displayed in the sound mixer:

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Can one display the sound mixer window after opening it always maximized so one could see all of the programs in it, like above and not:

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Many thanks again.


Edited by River Horse, 18 October 2016 - 11:17 AM.

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Yes you did correctly if sound icon is missing use my batch script to clear icon cache and restart your computer hopefully sound icon will come back if not you will need to reinstall the sound card driver.

Because you have disabled Allow applications take exclusive control of this device option some program wont able to control of the sound card that may be the reason Firefox missing from sound mixer window.

About your third question i have no idea how to make sound mixer window maximize it should have done it by it self not sure tell you the true.

 

 

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Alright, many thanks for the script, I will try it at the next occasion to restart the Notebook.

 

Because you have disabled Allow applications take exclusive control of this device option some program wont able to control of the sound card that may be the reason Firefox missing from sound mixer window

Good, so this should make the sound system work properly, now, that would be great.

 

OK, yes, as I often have to open the sound mixer resizing the window each time is annoying.

 

Many thanks


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You are very welcome!

Please keep us up to date with the result hopefully issue will be resolved if not we will move other troubleshooting steps.


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