Today i will be reviewing a tool which will help you to easily control the volume of your system with the help of the keys assigned on your keyboard. Sometimes while working on PCs, we do not have any keys on our keyboard which is allotted to control the volume of our system. And on Laptop, the keys allotted are too difficult to remember and to locate at the time of using them. So,this tool named as VolControl will solve this problems by assigning some familiar keys.
I have already reviewed about the same tool ‘Vol Control7z’ but the freeware being reviewed today is the upgraded version of the previous one with some additional features embedded in it. For installing this tool you will be needing a .7z zip reader. The latest version of this freeware allows you to vary the volume control keys under a certain domain (which was not present in the previous versions). Initially the keys assigned were Win+up/down, but this time you can vary them as per your convenience. It seems after using this tool that it has been developed keeping in mind about the compatibility with the appearance of Windows 7.
First option is to adjust the scale by which the volume will increase or decrease, then you have three different options which are show meter bar, start with windows and show tray icon, all these can checked or unchecked as per the convenience. Now, you the option to assign the hot keys to volume control, instead of Win key, you can use shift, control, alt or that same key Win and then instead of using up and down you can use many other keys which are available in the scroll down menu. In this version you also have a shortcut for muting your system, which was not available in the previous version.
You can also change the effects, which are present with the display of meter bar. Under the animation option, the meter bar will fade in and fade out, whenever you will press and release the buttons respectively. Under the transparency option, the bar will not be visible completely but it will be transparent and least visible, it can be used when you are watching a movie and you do not want to disturb the appearence with the bar.
The size of this tool is around 3 Mb. It will get installed in no matter of time and then you can it easily. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows as it has been checked with Windows 7 32-bit ultimate edition.