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Old August 25th 10, 04:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
croy
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Default Sound Volume - Windows Sounds vs Music

On this XP box, when doing data-entry, I really need the
system sounds to notify me when I make a mistake that would
normally cause a sound to notify me.

I also like to play music very softly when I'm doing
data-entry, but if I turn the sound volume down to make the
music soft, I can't hear the Windows sounds that tell me
I've made a mistake in data-entry.

Is there any way to be able to adjust the music sound volume
independently of the system sounds?

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Thanks,
croy
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Old August 25th 10, 05:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Ben Dover[_2_]
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Default Sound Volume - Windows Sounds vs Music

No
"croy" wrote in message
...
On this XP box, when doing data-entry, I really need the
system sounds to notify me when I make a mistake that would
normally cause a sound to notify me.

I also like to play music very softly when I'm doing
data-entry, but if I turn the sound volume down to make the
music soft, I can't hear the Windows sounds that tell me
I've made a mistake in data-entry.

Is there any way to be able to adjust the music sound volume
independently of the system sounds?

--
Thanks,
croy



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Old August 25th 10, 08:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
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Default Sound Volume - Windows Sounds vs Music


"croy" wrote in message
...
On this XP box, when doing data-entry, I really need the
system sounds to notify me when I make a mistake that would
normally cause a sound to notify me.

I also like to play music very softly when I'm doing
data-entry, but if I turn the sound volume down to make the
music soft, I can't hear the Windows sounds that tell me
I've made a mistake in data-entry.

Is there any way to be able to adjust the music sound volume
independently of the system sounds?

--
Thanks,
croy


If the music player provides it's own volume control also (WinAmp, WMP do)
then can't you just up the system volume but keep the players volume low?
Works here using an old version of WinAmp on XP.


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Old August 25th 10, 09:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
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Default Sound Volume - Windows Sounds vs Music

croy wrote:
On this XP box, when doing data-entry, I really need the
system sounds to notify me when I make a mistake that would
normally cause a sound to notify me.

I also like to play music very softly when I'm doing
data-entry, but if I turn the sound volume down to make the
music soft, I can't hear the Windows sounds that tell me
I've made a mistake in data-entry.

Is there any way to be able to adjust the music sound volume
independently of the system sounds?


Here's something you might try.. double-click the volume control in the
Tray area, and lower the midi and CD player volumes. Increase the Wave
volume.

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Joe =o)
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Old August 30th 10, 02:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
croy
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Default Sound Volume - Windows Sounds vs Music

On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:15:15 -0500, "Ben Dover"
wrote:

No


It's looking more and more like you are right. WindowsXP
seems to be incapable of this.

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croy
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Old August 30th 10, 02:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
croy
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Default Sound Volume - Windows Sounds vs Music

On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:48:46 -0300, "pjp"
wrote:


"croy" wrote in message
.. .
On this XP box, when doing data-entry, I really need the
system sounds to notify me when I make a mistake that would
normally cause a sound to notify me.

I also like to play music very softly when I'm doing
data-entry, but if I turn the sound volume down to make the
music soft, I can't hear the Windows sounds that tell me
I've made a mistake in data-entry.

Is there any way to be able to adjust the music sound volume
independently of the system sounds?



If the music player provides it's own volume control also (WinAmp, WMP do)
then can't you just up the system volume but keep the players volume low?
Works here using an old version of WinAmp on XP.



You're right! I had just about given up on this. I'm using
WMP, and it does certainly work the way you describe.

Many thanks.

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croy
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Old August 30th 10, 02:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
croy
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Default Sound Volume - Windows Sounds vs Music

On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:11:56 -0400, Elmo
wrote:

croy wrote:
On this XP box, when doing data-entry, I really need the
system sounds to notify me when I make a mistake that would
normally cause a sound to notify me.

I also like to play music very softly when I'm doing
data-entry, but if I turn the sound volume down to make the
music soft, I can't hear the Windows sounds that tell me
I've made a mistake in data-entry.

Is there any way to be able to adjust the music sound volume
independently of the system sounds?


Here's something you might try.. double-click the volume control in the
Tray area, and lower the midi and CD player volumes. Increase the Wave
volume.


Thanks for the reply, but no cigar. It seems that the Wave
volume control handles both music and system sounds. But
Pip's idea does indeed work.

--
croy
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Old August 31st 10, 01:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
pjp[_4_]
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Default Sound Volume - Windows Sounds vs Music


"croy" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:11:56 -0400, Elmo
wrote:

croy wrote:
On this XP box, when doing data-entry, I really need the
system sounds to notify me when I make a mistake that would
normally cause a sound to notify me.

I also like to play music very softly when I'm doing
data-entry, but if I turn the sound volume down to make the
music soft, I can't hear the Windows sounds that tell me
I've made a mistake in data-entry.

Is there any way to be able to adjust the music sound volume
independently of the system sounds?


Here's something you might try.. double-click the volume control in the
Tray area, and lower the midi and CD player volumes. Increase the Wave
volume.


Thanks for the reply, but no cigar. It seems that the Wave
volume control handles both music and system sounds. But
Pip's idea does indeed work.

--
croy


Another old geezer needs glasses as bad as I do That p j (jay) p

Note - the system sounds are also wav files, you can use your own instead.


 




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