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.