moderated Re: raising/lowering computer volume
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Hi, Sieghard. Being that we are on a list for JAWS users, we can do this, but what Ben is talking about is a universal Windows command. What about those using Narrator? They don't have an unmute command, or one that automatically raises volume.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume
I don't disagree with this, but playing devil's advocate I should point out that one could then also ask for many more Windows shortcuts for things which can already be done with your screenreader and which for 99% of users are probably useless because they just click on the little speaker icon with the mouse and do what they need to do. Jaws has both volume and unmuting the soundcard covered since a screen refresh, Jaws Key + Escape, unmutes the default soundcard and raises the volume to a medium level if the soundcard is muted.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Bill White
Hi, Ben. I agree with you concerning adding Windows universal keystrokes to raise and lower system volume. I don't think you have gone far enough, however. I also believe Microsoft should add a Windows universal keystroke that would toggle muting and unmuting the current sound card. It won't do you any good to raise the system volume if some sighted person has muted sound, and you don't know it, or don't know how to get to where you can unmute the sound, while you have no sound to use for navigation purposes.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ben Moxey
Thank you and very well explained! I’m aware of these methods. My suggestion to Microsoft is to add universal Windows keystrokes that will adjust volume. That way, a user would know exactly what keys to press, regardless of the hardware or screen reader they’re using.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
2. To directly bring up the volume mixer press the Windows Key and type "SndVol" and press enter, this stands for "sound volume" and after pressing enter you again use up and down arrow to change the volume, press enter or Escape to exit after changing the volume.
Press SHIFT+TAB ONCE. JAWS says, "Change device volume left right slider".
Use the UP or DOWN ARROW keys, to increase or decrease the system volume.