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Volume2 version 1.1.3.247 Release by irzyxa Volume2 version 1.1.3.247 Release by irzyxa
Volume² 1.1.3.247 Release (new version)
Copyright (C) 2012 Alexandr Irza, All Rights Reserved

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DESCRIPTION

Volume² is an advanced Windows volume control, a complete replacement for the standard Volume Control. This application lets you easily change the sound volume just by rotating the mouse wheel or by using keyboard hot keys or just mouse move on screen border. It includes an audio mixer with advanced volume controls support, a scheduler, an on-screen display, command line support, the ability to store and recall different unlimited presets via one mouse click or system-wide hot keys. Available languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, Chinese, Armenian, German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Arabic, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Czech, Dutch, French, Greece, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Vietnamese.

CHANGE LOG

*Fixed bug with hang system when connected USB device (on some PCs with Win7 x64)
+Added function disable Volume²
+Added mode OSD "gadget" (OSD always shows)
+Added feature repairing the volume when you start the program (for Win7, when the some users on single PC)
+Added one more place volume control with the wheel: Anywhere on the screen
+In the system tray added option set default device
+Added function Mute all except active application on hotkeys
+Added OSD skin options
+Added new parameter for command string DEBUG (All errors shown on screen)
+Added option auto restart hooks
+Added new function to hotkeys: Set brightness percent
+Added feature Peak Meter on OSD
+Added keys wiche you can set as hotkeys in Volume²: Win+Up, Win+Down, Win+Left, Win+Right
+Add events on hotkey: Power off PC, Reboot PC, Turn off monitor(only for StandBy)
*Fixed bug with volume control in application list(x64)
*Fixed: PeakMeter placement on the second monitor
+Added PeakMeter binding to the device by default (automatic switching)
+Added ability to control the recording devices(Win7/Win8)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Windows XP , Vista , Win7, Win8

INSTALLATION
1. Open the zip file with an unzip tool, such as WinZip or WinRar;
2. Run Setup.exe ;
3. After installation, run Volume2 shortcut on your desktop.

UNINSTALLATION
1. Just run Uninstall.exe in Volume2 folder


CONFIGURATION
On Volume² right click button in System tray icon select "Volume²."

REVIEWS
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CONTACT US
Web Site: Volume²
Email: irzyxa@gmail.com
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hjadr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  New member
After having this installed, and removed becouse I can't understand russian, my volume controler is scewed up and I cant put the icon of windows volume control back in the systemtray. :(
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irzyxa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
For to change language look to screenshot dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25…
For to restore volume control icon, need download and run script dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25…
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saifulkader Featured By Owner Edited Dec 14, 2014
Best Volume controller for Windows. Thanks for making this awesome tool.

I have been using this software for more than 01 year. Working flawlessly.
Thanks for making this awesome tool and making my computer life a bit more easier.

By the way, I've designed a OSD skin for Volume2. Pls check it out HERE
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budwar65 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
thanx
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Direct2Brain Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great program, thanks. :-)
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GetYaCakeUp Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014
ever since the new windows update, using the mouse wheel to increase/decrease the volume when hovering over the system tray no longer works. muting still works. thanks, love the program. hope you can fix this.

edit- looks like it has something to do with the "X-Mouse Button Control" program I have installed. When I disable X-Mouse, Volume2 wheel volume controls work fine. weird. everything was compatible before i updated windows.
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Drago-BIT Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Great Soft. But what to do with PEAK METER ? Nothing happens for me..
It just loads, and stays there.
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Drago-BIT Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Sorry My Mistake. Its Working Now.
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klepetox Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Great program, really. But I have noticed strange behavior of Windows Start menu. When Volume 2 is active, sometimes Start menu appears open as if Win key was pressed. I checked my keyboard shortcuts and nothing with Win key is defined. It's random, mostly when I click by mouse. I need to close Start menu then. It is quite annoying.
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nicoSama Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Hey irzyxa, great work!

The F12 key does not work as a shortcut, even on version 1.1.3.247 (Win 7 x64). I went to your website and saw your workaround: I added F12 and "Shift + F12" to the Low Level Shortcuts in the config.ini file and it now works perfectly.

Just a feature suggestion: Volume2 notices when you change your default playback device. Could it be possible that the mouse/keyboard shortcuts change volume for the current default device? I often change between my devices (headphone/speakers) and the shortcuts only work for the specified "audio device" in Volume2 options. I use the alternate audio device function but I'd like to always use the same shortcut. For example I'd like F11 to always be volume UP, for my speakers AND my headphones. Not 2 different shortcuts.

Finally, you should promote your software more. It's absolutely fantastic but it's not well known outside of Russia, I had a really hard time finding it but I think it's easily the best volume manager / OSD software at the moment!
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nicoSama Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
My bad, you can't edit comment on DeviantArt, I found that by using "Windows Default" as the default audio device it works as I wanted. I'm dumb.

Sorry and kudos again for your great app!
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witchhunttress Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
this is real interesting I'll use it :llama:
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drakulls Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT JOB !
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PrincePorn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Nice Tool, but how can i deactivate the Windows OSD? 


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:iconirzyxa:
irzyxa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Windows does not have OSD. May be you install it with mouse or keyboard utils? In VolumeČ OSD can be disabled on tab OSD - Show OSD.
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PrincePorn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
In Windows 8/8.1, there is an OSD! 


I mean this one. 
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:iconirzyxa:
irzyxa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
You control volume with hardware keys? I read info about windows osd and cannot find have it disable(may be it's windows bug).
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PrincePorn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Yes, i use the hardware keys from my Logitech G110. But the OSD in my screen cames from Windows and not from a Logitech software. 
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Amtakar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I'm a little confused about why the formatting has changed for the mouse settings. I have two devices that I wish to control with the mouse wheel. But the only way to do that is to make one of them activated all the time in the location specified. I don't want this. I want one hotkey for Device 1 and one hotkey for Device 2. The configuration for the mouse seems really weird. Essentially if you move "Alternative device: a mouse wheel" outside of the "Rotating a mouse wheel over" tree it would fix my problem. Pretty please? Your app is the best volume app available! Thanks for making it!
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irzyxa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
You can configure hotkeys as on screenshot
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Amtakar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
And now I just figured out how to do it in the keyboard settings. I feel stupid.
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tetsu03 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
in windows 8.1 x64, volume2 always shows the options screen at startup. Can you add an option to turn it off?
thanks.
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irzyxa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
You should remove copy of program VolumeČ from autorun(Ctrl+Alt+Del tab Autorun)
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tetsu03 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks, you rocks. Everything's ok now.
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HelmicXGEN Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I guess I posted my earlier comment in the wrong thread.

I'm really loving this so far.  However, Volume2 won't adjust the volume if the OSD won't display, like in a game - no sound to let you know the new volume, no volume adjustment at all.  I test this with a couple DirectX games and got the same result.

It'd also be great if there was an option to play a sound at every increment.  Waiting until after you stop adjusting the volume isn't particularly helpful in finding a good volume to go with.

It'd also be nice if the UI had an easy-to-find option to change the increment number.  As it is, it seems it can only go by 2's, I'd like to change that to 5's.
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irzyxa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
OSD in DirectX hard for realize, and may be will be available in future.
Play sound - need change Config.ini file(close program, change and run again). Set parameter DelayBeforePlaySound to 50.
Increment number - this option named "Volume changing speed" - for increment to 5% need set 20 steps.
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HelmicXGEN Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thanks, the config.ini tweak worked! It'd be great if I didn't have to dig in Appdata/Roaming/Volume2 to find and tweak it, but I'm just glad I can get that feedback now!

I'm glad to hear that DirectX compatibility is being considered, the times I want to fiddle with my volume the most is when I'm playing games.

The increment number isn't changing when I change the volume changing speed.  Whether it's set to 2 or 100, there isn't any difference in how fast it changes the volume.  It doesn't seem to change anything at all, I think it's broken.  If you do fix it again, would it be possible to have it set the speed in percent increments instead of steps?  I imagine most people aren't going to know what an arbitrary unit like steps actually means.\

Thanks for the response!
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prokey123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thanks irzyxa for answering this question (and I guess HelmicXGEN for asking it!) it helped me too.
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HectoRUA Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
when i update to win8, the one thing that i realy like - volume bar. and now i can use it in win7. sweeeet, dreams come true. thx a lot. but a little suggestion, maybe if volume at 100 and u try to add more it need to show osd, now it didnt. peace
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slowboyfast Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I was using 3RVX for a long time, but this, this is even better!
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rubdoo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
awesome
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persiomenezes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Just amazing! I love this software!
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p-smert Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Found a bug,
Entering a keyboard shortcut for switching to NEXT default audio playback device in Win 7,
this version switches to the next RECORDING device instead!

I also found a workaround disabling my second recording device, leaves only one in recording,
and the shortcut now works for playback devices again.

(It worked flawlessly in 1.1.2. I use this functions ten times a day it's great!)

Hope this helps,
and congrats on your work,
this utility is a MUST have!!!
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irzyxa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
This bug fixed in release version
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