Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

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Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Archinist » 2016-10-21 06:08am

I am wondering if anything like these exist, or if you have to make your own/download stuff. It would be very useful to have, as you could turn your volume all the way up instantly with the press of one or two keyboard buttons, instead of pushing the buttons many times or holding them down.

BTW: I did google this before but found only a bunch of problems with phones.

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Zixinus » 2016-10-21 07:57am

There isn't because this is one of those so obviously stupid ideas to do that nobody seriously considered that it would be an inconvenience. Because, you know, that's a great way to gain hearing damage. Which, combined with your earlier heaphone thread, suggests me that you WANT to inflict hearing damage on yourself or really confused by sound technology.
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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby The Vortex Empire » 2016-10-21 07:58am

Do not turn your volume all the way up, you will get hearing loss if you do it at all regularly.

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Lord Revan » 2016-10-21 08:09am

my Volume is at 67% atm and I think it might even a bit too loud, there's no logical reason to boost your sound input to max for a personal PC (opposed one used for professional purposes).
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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Bernkastel » 2016-10-21 08:31am

Ignoring the problem of deafening yourself, I do have to wonder why you need some special shortcut to ramp up your sound settings. On my laptop, it's just "click sound icon on taskbar, then adjust the volume setting". Zixinus definitely must be correct. I don't know what you are doing with your sound settings, but it's wrong.

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Archinist » 2016-10-21 08:48am

Bernkastel wrote:Ignoring the problem of deafening yourself, I do have to wonder why you need some special shortcut to ramp up your sound settings. On my laptop, it's just "click sound icon on taskbar, then adjust the volume setting". Zixinus definitely must be correct. I don't know what you are doing with your sound settings, but it's wrong.


Well, sometimes I need the sound settings to be lowered, so I use a group of three existing keyboard shortcuts, FN + F1, F2, F3, (Mute, Higher, Lower) volume controls. They are very handy as pressing 2 buttons is much easier and quicker than opening up the sound settings and clicking a tab and dragging the mouse over the control.

But sometimes I think it would be easier to just press one button once, a max volume along with the mute button. This would save having to press the raise volume button 8-10 times every time I do it. Instead, you just press one button, and BAM!

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Bernkastel » 2016-10-21 08:53am

It takes a couple of seconds to adjust the sound via the volume bar. How much of a rush can you be in that using the mouse for that amount of time is just too damn slow for you?

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Postby Zixinus » 2016-10-21 09:06am

What you want is configurable media buttons.
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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Luke Starkiller » 2016-10-21 10:21am

Bernkastel wrote:It takes a couple of seconds to adjust the sound via the volume bar. How much of a rush can you be in that using the mouse for that amount of time is just too damn slow for you?


Archinist's specific case aside; when I upgraded from my old laptop to my new PC I got a bog standard keyboard and one of the things I find that I miss are having the volume controls available as a physical button. When running fullscreen applications it is a noticeable difference in convenience to have to alt+tab out to adjust the volume (not just max it randomly) than it was to just tap the built-in button.
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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Elheru Aran » 2016-10-21 10:23am

Perhaps his sound equipment is shit from burning it out when he deliberately overclocked his laptop to serve as a personal heater because he thinks jackets make you colder?
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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby The Vortex Empire » 2016-10-21 10:59am

Elheru Aran wrote:Perhaps his sound equipment is shit from burning it out when he deliberately overclocked his laptop to serve as a personal heater because he thinks jackets make you colder?

Honestly after all these threads I'm finding it hard to believe that he isn't just a troll.

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Archinist » 2016-10-25 09:09am

Now now, I use a USB sound adapter on my notebook, since the standard 3.5mm jack has been borged after a I let a bit of fluid accidentally leak inside.

Now, it gives off absolutely horrible sound and is also very weak and pathetic, which is why I need to turn up the volume to 100, otherwise you can barely hear it. Actually, even on 100 it is still only medium volume, and is devoid of any 'flavour'.

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Titan Uranus » 2016-10-25 09:54am

I...
Is there some kind of computer social services we can call, because this is a clear pattern of abuse at this point.

Seriously dude, how hard is it for you to not intentionally damage your laptop?
Do you have some kind of compulsion to wreck expensive electronics?

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Archinist » 2016-10-25 10:02am

Titan Uranus wrote:I...
Is there some kind of computer social services we can call, because this is a clear pattern of abuse at this point.

Seriously dude, how hard is it for you to not intentionally damage your laptop?
Do you have some kind of compulsion to wreck expensive electronics?


No, it is clearly an accident. I was carrying it around in the rain, but most of it was only going on the top and was washing down the back. However, a few drops slid down the sides and embedded themselves into the audio port, then a few hours later it only played sound on one side.

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby LaCroix » 2016-10-25 10:20am

Archinist wrote:No, it is clearly an accident. I was carrying it around in the rain, but most of it was only going on the top and was washing down the back.


*blinks*

Carrying a laptop without any cover in the rain pretty much equates with intentional damaging the device. Or did yours come with a sticker of "Waterproof up to 30 feet"?
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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Tribble » 2016-10-25 10:42am

No, it is clearly an accident. I was carrying it around in the rain, but most of it was only going on the top and was washing down the back. However, a few drops slid down the sides and embedded themselves into the audio port, then a few hours later it only played sound on one side.


Ah, this all makes "sense" now!

One day Archinist was walking around in his backyard when it started to rain. He didn't want to put on a jacket (because they make you colder, you see) and he didn't want to go inside, so what does he do? He whips out his laptop and uses it as a heater, of course! During a rainstorm, because why not? To his great surprise, it turns out his laptop was not designed to be used as an outdoor heater during a rainstorm (shocking isn't it?), and now his laptop isn't working properly.
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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Titan Uranus » 2016-10-25 10:22pm

Archinist wrote:
Titan Uranus wrote:I...
Is there some kind of computer social services we can call, because this is a clear pattern of abuse at this point.

Seriously dude, how hard is it for you to not intentionally damage your laptop?
Do you have some kind of compulsion to wreck expensive electronics?


No, it is clearly an accident. I was carrying it around in the rain, but most of it was only going on the top and was washing down the back. However, a few drops slid down the sides and embedded themselves into the audio port, then a few hours later it only played sound on one side.

For this to work at all, it had to be heavy rain, and you had to be in the rain for awhile.

In any case, I find that electronics tend to work just fine after the water is removed, so given that water evaporates easily I suggest that you put your computer in the oven at 475 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour, it should be fine then.

But just in case, be sure to back up your data first.

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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Napoleon the Clown » 2016-10-25 11:54pm

Titan Uranus wrote:For this to work at all, it had to be heavy rain, and you had to be in the rain for awhile.

In any case, I find that electronics tend to work just fine after the water is removed, so given that water evaporates easily I suggest that you put your computer in the oven at 475 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour, it should be fine then.

But just in case, be sure to back up your data first.

He's gonna fucking take your advice, you know. Assuming he's not just a very dedicated troll.
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Re: Are there any pre-existing keyboard shortcuts to max out the volume instantly?

Postby Titan Uranus » 2016-10-26 02:56am

Napoleon the Clown wrote:
Titan Uranus wrote:For this to work at all, it had to be heavy rain, and you had to be in the rain for awhile.

In any case, I find that electronics tend to work just fine after the water is removed, so given that water evaporates easily I suggest that you put your computer in the oven at 475 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour, it should be fine then.

But just in case, be sure to back up your data first.

He's gonna fucking take your advice, you know. Assuming he's not just a very dedicated troll.

Good, I don't want his laptop to suffer any more.


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