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  1. Sound constantly toggles between mute and on -- volume icon covers my applications and...


    My 1.5 year-old, Dell laptop computer was working fine until 2 months ago. Since that time, it has tormented me. I work from home and need to use Zoom.I have done a complete Windows reset twice. This time I did not reload any personal files and even waited a while just to install Office. I had already run the sound troubleshooting app and Dell diagnostics no issues were found. I have had two phone sessions with Dell. I have reinstalled the device driver several times. I have tried using headphones, which have the same issue. I have not opened Google Voice because I thought that might be

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    TammyNeedsHelp, Dec 1, 2021
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  2. Tjeros Win User

    Volume Mixer not showing muted app


    I do not have an audio problem in the context of "Audio is not playing". The problem is in the fact that Volume Mixer will not show a muted app. This issue has been around since Windows 7.

    If you mute an application, it will not show up in Volume Mixer next time you start it. Is there any way I could find the settings for muted applications and change those to 'unmuted'?
     
    Tjeros, Dec 1, 2021
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  3. llinfeng Win User
    Windows 10 Volume Mixer fails to keep System Sounds muted over Remote Desktop Connection

    The problem:

    after having muted the System Sounds on the remote desktop machine, it shall unmute itself after several seconds. This pattern is persistent.

    The physical setting:

    I use my laptop at work, and use Remote Desktop Connection to access my desktop machine left in my apartment.

    The software setting:

    I have enabled Remote audio through the Remote Desktop Connection, and chose Remote audio playback --> Play on this computer. Thus, I get audio streaming on my laptop at work.

    My attempt:

    I have tried to find a way to mute System Volumes through a shortcut, and the following pages appears to be helpful:

    1. HowToGeek suggested to create a shortcut with the following executable command:

      “C:\Path\To\nircmd.exe” mutesysvolume 2
    2. The same source also points me to the shortcut for opening the Volume Mixer. %SystemRoot%\System32\SndVol.exe. Yet, I failed to find a stable way to mute System Sounds through AutoHotKey.

    The problem for the suggested approach is that, on Windows 10, nircmd.exe no longer take the option "mutesysvolume 2" as designed. Instead of toggling the System Volumes, it is toggling the Device Volume. This is different from what the specs have suggested: NirCmd - Windows command line tool
     
    llinfeng, Dec 1, 2021
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  4. Tendows Win User

    Sound constantly toggles between mute and on -- volume icon covers my applications and...

    Volume Mixer not showing muted app

    The application was muted on Windows 10 with November update. Now I am using Anniversary update, on build 14393.10

    The initial step did not help make Banished show up in the Volume Mixer, nor did the article.
     
    Tendows, Dec 1, 2021
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