Volumouse v2.03

webfork on 4 Oct 2014
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Volumouse allows you to control a several system settings with the scroll wheel of your mouse including volume, screen brightness, window transparency, and more. These can be attached to certain events such as when a specific application is in focus or when the mouse is in a certain position (over the taskbar, on the side of the screen, etc.)

The program also allows you to restrict the wheel action to a set of rules for determining when it can changesettings. You can for example use your right mouse wheel, alt/ctrl key, etc. Volume settings for microphone, speakers, and default recording can be attached to any different combination of these.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies:
  • Wheel mouse & Sound card
  • Administrator rights (Vista/Win7)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch volumouse.exe.
What's new?
  • 'Mouse cursor is over the taskbar' now also works with the taskbar on secondary monitor (Windows 8).

8 comments on Volumouse  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

pinkster 2007-12-13 13:52

i like Volumouse, but this program is very similar, smaller, and IMHO better:
http://livecn.huasing.org/ivol/

Webfork 2007-12-16 02:52

An essential tool that controls much more than just volume. Screen brightness, window transparency, and other audio settings are modifiable using a scroll wheel + customizable key combination. Small system and memory footprint.

Already have volume control on your keyboard? That might not be enough since Windows has 3 separate volume controls (main, wave, and your app). Only changing one of these settings might not give you the results you want.

Audio producers: you can quickly (and very slightly) modify a long list of audio settings. An old Soundblaster Live from 2001 had 11 different available volume sets (Mic, MIDI, CD audio, etc.).

Configuration note: users who want to control settings in a very slight and gradual way should set steps to higher numbers. Dramatic controls go with lower (even negative) numbers.

Sev 2008-11-01 10:43

this program IS NOT portable. None of Nirsoft's programs are portable. They install settings to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NirSoft

volumouse is no exception: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NirSoft\Volumouse

Andrew Lee 2009-05-04 19:45

@Sev: I dunno which version you are testing, but V1.65 writes settings to volumouse.cfg, and does not touch the registry at all.

Mummy 2009-08-17 14:42

Is the newest version 1.72 stealthy?

webfork 2013-02-16 02:58

So lucky to have this. My Lenovo machine has poor volume control buttons that frequently ignore input depending on what application is in focus. Volumouse meanwhile doesn't care: I have the left button + scroll wheel mapped to slowing increasing/decreasing the sound and the right button + scroll wheel mapped to mute and un-mute. Just excellent.

Especially like that it only takes up a little over a meg of RAM.

v2.00

bankr 2013-07-17 06:49

Volumouse is my default program for about two yaers already.
Thanks to the author.

v2.01

bankr 2013-10-04 18:05

Despite being very handy Volumouse lacks very important feature for me - preset volume levels. I need 11 of them - 1 (100%), 1/2 (50%), 1/2^2 (25%), ..., 1/2^9 (0.195%) and 0. Now I found Volume2. Don't sure whether it can be completely registry-stealth or not (uses HKCU/Run for autorun), at least it saves Config.ini to its folder.
Goodbye Volumouse.
P.S. Still using NirCmd "nircmdc setsysvolume xxxxx" by lnk-files in start-programs menu for setting volume w/o mouse.

v2.01

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