Can anyone suggest a good, simple utility that provides hotkey volume adjustment?


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I have a keyboard that has hotkeys for adjusting volume up and down, mute, play, pause, next track, etc. for media control. However, my mouse and keyboard are connected to a KVM and those key combinations no longer work when connected via the KVM. I've inquired with other owners of the same KVM and it seems that this is a problem only with the keyboard I am using.

So, anytime I want to adjust the volume I have to fiddle with the volume controls in Win 11.

Does anyone have a simple utility that they can suggest providing such basic functionality? Even if the only thing it provided was vol up / down / mute I would be happy.
 

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I've downloaded Volume2, checked security etc, from here but had no time to play with it. Might work for you?

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That looks promising. Thanks. Will give it a try.
 

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    Win11 Pro 23H2
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    CPU
    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
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    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
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    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
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    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
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    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3-inch IPS Display
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    WQXGA (2560 x 1600)
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    2 TB 4 x 4 NVMe SSD
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    USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 Power / Charging
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    Buttonless Glass Precision Touchpad
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    Backlit, spill resistant keyboard
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    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
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    Windows Defender
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    WiFi 6e / Bluetooth 5.1 / Facial Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / ToF (Time of Flight) Human Presence Sensor

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nircmd could do what you want (and 50 other things too).
 

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