Jump to content


Photo

Volume mixer in bbzero?


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 TrinnSenn

TrinnSenn

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:05 AM

First i'll start off by saying hi, i'm new to blackbox.

I only just started using it a few hours ago, and i seem to have gotten my self stuck. and i couldnt find anything on it.

So in the tray i can see the "volume" or "speaker" icon, but clicking on it to change system volume does nothing, as does right clicking as if to try open the volume mixer.

Is this supposed to be like this (part of bbzero) or not?

If it is how do i got about changing volumes for separate windows and the likes.

 

Thanks for any help


  • Mars Volta likes this

#2 pitkon

pitkon

    Administrator

  • Head Administrator
  • 1,210 posts
  • LocationAthens & Nafplio, Greece

Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:04 AM

The issue has been addressed before, it's just somewhere else on the Forum. Sorry, memory doesn't sevrve as to its exact whereabouts. You'll have to do a little diggin' :)



#3 TrinnSenn

TrinnSenn

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:35 AM

Ah cheers, ill take a look through now, goes to show i just wasn't searching using right words

 

EDIT: i found a a thread or two mentioning something similar with other tray icons, but they didn't seem to have a solution with them.



#4 xDemonessx

xDemonessx

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 56 posts
  • LocationChicago

Posted 02 December 2016 - 02:03 AM

Ah cheers, ill take a look through now, goes to show i just wasn't searching using right words

 

EDIT: i found a a thread or two mentioning something similar with other tray icons, but they didn't seem to have a solution with them.

 

 

Ctrl F this old source of FAQ About BBlean for an alternative solution for binding a key to your volume controls.

 

http://pastebin.com/raw/BwVC1f9w

 

As far as the tray not working, I'm hoping you installed bblean as a shell - I can tell you with 100% confidence that using bbZero 1.18 i succesfully use the volume tray icon and can control volume just fine through it. Are you using bbiconbox or any plugins for the tray? Or the standard windows tasktray?

 

Something to keep in mind. I'd recommend replacing your tray with bbiconbox.Pictured here is an exteremely minimal view of bbiconbox + quicklaunch tray and how you can hide them.

 

bbiconbox.gif


  • pitkon likes this

#5 molecube

molecube

    werkkzeuger

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:12 AM

Hi xDemonessx,

 

like TrinnSenn I "suffer" from not being able to open the volume mixer from the tray. Every other icon works but this one doesn't. I'm using bbZero 1.18 on Win10x64 and, according to your post, activated the tray in bbIconbox, but even there it doesn't work. Nothing happens, neither when I single and double click it nor when i right click it.

Do you know where else to access that volume mixer in Win10? I'd be fine with it if I had to click me through the Control Panel or type a command in the powershell. I just wish for a way to access that mixer.

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

@pitkon:

Btw. I searched the forums for terms like "volume mixer", "volume panel" or "sound panel" but couldn't find a thread that addresses this problem. Maybe you wouldn't mind finding it for me?

 

Thanks in advance to you two.



#6 ojred

ojred

    Sourceforger

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 30 posts

Posted 14 March 2017 - 01:18 PM

I have the same issue, not seeing the volume icon in the system tray, but I have a workaround for you if you like to use the BBKeys plugin.

This actually works much better than clicking the system tray, especially when you're in a full screen game. :cool:

  • Put the line of code at the bottom of the screen in the bbkeys.rc file
  • Save the bbkeys.rc file
  • Reconfigure Blackbox.

Now when you use the "Windows key + left CTRL + v" combination (or any other key combination you like) you will see the master volume appear. Then simply use your up or down cursor keys to adjust volume.

 

# External commands:
KeyToGrab(V),     WithModifier(Win+Ctrl),     WithAction(Exec %windir%\System32\SndVol.exe -f 49825268)

 


  • knowom and molecube like this

Sourceforger is back!


#7 molecube

molecube

    werkkzeuger

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:17 PM

I have the same issue, not seeing the volume icon in the system tray, but I have a workaround for you if you like to use the BBKeys plugin.

This actually works much better than clicking the system tray, especially when you're in a full screen game. :cool:

  • Put the line of code at the bottom of the screen in the bbkeys.rc file
  • Save the bbkeys.rc file
  • Reconfigure Blackbox.

Now when you use the "Windows key + left CTRL + v" combination (or any other key combination you like) you will see the master volume appear. Then simply use your up or down cursor keys to adjust volume.

 

# External commands:
KeyToGrab(V),     WithModifier(Win+Ctrl),     WithAction(Exec %windir%\System32\SndVol.exe -f 49825268)

 

Hi Sourceforger,

 

THAT is absolutely amazing! Thanks for the help. It works like a charm and even makes it possible to open the Mixer from the volume slider popup so I can set volume for all programs uniquely again. Many thanks. That solved my problem very well.



#8 ojred

ojred

    Sourceforger

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 30 posts

Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:25 PM

Always glad to help out, bro. :cool:


  • molecube likes this

Sourceforger is back!


#9 knowom

knowom

    bbMechanic

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 59 posts

Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:47 AM

I have the same issue, not seeing the volume icon in the system tray, but I have a workaround for you if you like to use the BBKeys plugin.

This actually works much better than clicking the system tray, especially when you're in a full screen game. :cool:

  • Put the line of code at the bottom of the screen in the bbkeys.rc file
  • Save the bbkeys.rc file
  • Reconfigure Blackbox.

Now when you use the "Windows key + left CTRL + v" combination (or any other key combination you like) you will see the master volume appear. Then simply use your up or down cursor keys to adjust volume.

 

# External commands:
KeyToGrab(V),     WithModifier(Win+Ctrl),     WithAction(Exec %windir%\System32\SndVol.exe -f 49825268)

 

Nice find I'm pretty sure that's how I modified bbIconBox to hide/show itself with (alt+`) in the past back when lost in the box was still around. That might actually be a way to integrate the functionality of bbWorkspaceWheel directly into the SystemBarEX plugin to perform the mouse wheel up/down work space switching or you might combine both (windows key+alt) & (windows key+ctrl) for switch work spaces left/right. Those are some thing's consider adding to both those plugins at some stage. I had bbIconBox setup to show/hide with the ` key combination, but I'm not sure if I still have bb4w kicking around on a old HD with that configuration setup and working. What I really miss is process priority built into the taskbar that one of the 32bit version of BB4W had that was slick to me and wish it was still around.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users