Happy Shrubbing – sndvol link works

Windows (2K/XP) hides the recording volume controls behind a series of clicks.
I want a shortcut. Roger the Shrubber found one for me.

shortcut to recording control

locate the file “sndvol32.exe” and create a shortcut to it. Right mouse click on the shortcut and choose properties. Add “/r” (without the quotes) to the end of the path statement so it looks like this –

C:\Windows\system32\sndvol32.exe /r

Your path may be different but it’s the /r that you are after. This will open up the mixer in the recodring screen.


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