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OSD Mute

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder OSD Mute

If you often find yourself wondering why your computer speakers have fallen silent, this little application is for you. It sits quietly in your system tray until it notices that the system volume has been muted, then it displays a semitransparent "Mute On" message to alert you.

Right-click the Speaker icon to access the program's context menu, where you can customize the message display by changing the font or placement on your screen, access your system control volume, or quit the application. Though the "Mute On" message can be placed on any corner of your screen, it always displays on top of whatever application you're working in.

The program is extremely easy to use: Just download the .exe file and place it in any handy folder. To activate OSD Mute you double-click that executable file; the program does not install on your computer, so you need to run the executable each time you wish to use it. However, you could add OSD Mute to the Windows startup folder if you'd like to keep it running in the background.

OSD Mute was developed by a contributor to the Donationcoder forum for fellow programmers, and it does exactly what it's designed to do. If you're often puzzled by system silences, download this little freebie and wonder no more.

Note: This program is written in the AutoHotKey scripting language, which often triggers false positives in antimalware programs. For further information this issue, visit the thread discussing it on the Donationcorder.com forums.

--Kim Saccio-Kent

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder OSD Mute

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