To control the sound volume of your audio devices in Windows , you have several options. In particular, you can click on the speaker-shaped icon located in the notification area. Also, if you have a multimedia keyboard, you can also adjust the sound from it. And finally, you can also go to the Windows audio settings to decrease or increase the volume.
However, if you’re looking for an even easier and faster way to manage sound volume , I’ve got you covered! tb-vol-scroll is an open source utility that allows among other things to adjust the sound volume in the taskbar using the mouse wheel . It is a super practical tool and very easy to use. To discover all its features, I invite you to continue reading.
- tb-vol-scroll, an open source application for controlling audio on Windows
- Adjust sound volume
- Change default audio device
- Open Windows Audio Mixer
- Other features of tb-vol-scroll
tb-vol-scroll, an open source application for controlling audio on Windows
tb-vol-scroll is an open source application developed by a certain Dirk Vingerhoeds, an independent Dutch developer. Thanks to it, you will be able to easily and quickly adjust the sound volume in Windows. The application is available for download from the GitHub platform .
The tool offers various interesting features such as the possibility of changing the default audio device, opening the Windows volume mixer or even adjusting the volume using the mouse wheel .
Once installed, the app places a speaker-shaped icon in the notification area. The color of the icon indicates the current sound level. If the icon is red, it means the sound volume is low. Yellow represents decent sound volume, while green indicates high volume.
Come on, without further ado, I invite you to discover how this useful and practical tool works.
Adjust sound volume
When you left-click on the app icon, you can adjust the sound volume by moving the slider that appears (see screenshot below).
Moreover, you can also adjust the volume using the mouse wheel. To do this, place your mouse cursor in the taskbar and then use the mouse wheel to increase or decrease the volume.
Change default audio device
As I told you above, tb-vol-scroll gives you the possibility to change the default audio device. To do this, right-click on the application icon, then click on “ Audio Playback Devices ”.
From the new window that appears, click on the audio device of your choice, then on the “ Set default ” button.
Open Windows Audio Mixer
To open the Windows Volume Mixer, right-click on the tb-vol-scroll application icon, then select “ System Volume Mixer ” from the context menu.
This will allow you to adjust the default volume of your applications, system or audio device.
Other features of tb-vol-scroll
Finally, from the options of tb-vol-scroll, you have the possibility to configure several small things. First, right-click on the software icon, then select ” Options ” and click ” Configuration “.
Once on the “ Configuration ” window, you will find various options to modify the appearance. You can customize the program icon as well as the volume bar (size, color, opacity, etc.).
In addition, you will find three interesting options that allow you to activate keyboard shortcuts. To use these shortcuts, place the mouse cursor in the taskbar, press the key corresponding to the action you want, then use the mouse wheel.
- Mute or mute the active audio playback device by pressing and holding the key CTRL.
- Switch between available audio playback devices by holding down the Majkey.
- Manually activate precise volume scroll mode by pressing and holding the key ALT.