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General Site And Software Update

11/06/2009
The site has had a general overhaul with the backend software updated to the latest version and an enhanced design developed that results in a wider page size, the menus moving from the right hand side of the screen to the left hand side and other major & minor tweaks.  The RSS feed functionality has been greatly improved and an email subscription option is now also available.  If you wish to subscribe use the standard icons found to the right hand side of the header at the top of each [...]
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Windows 7 Compatibility Notes

11/06/2009
As more and more people are using Windows 7 this post will be updated with any significant problems (and resolutions) that are reported by users with this operating system. Sound Control v3.00+ (available soon) has been tested on Windows 7 and should greatly improve compatibility so it can therefore become a supported operating system. TICK is not officially supported or tested using the Windows 7 operating system yet. Sound Control (Up To v2.84 BETA) If you are planning on using this [...]
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Why Is The Next Version Of Sound Control Taking So Long To Release?

12/04/2009
Before the next public version of Sound Control can be released it needs to be tested by a wider audience. In return for using the latest version of the application before anyone else you provide feedback to the author of any problems that you may experience using the new version. If you think you would like to try out the new version of Sound Control before a public release and are prepared to give feedback even if it is just a simple everything works for me message please contact us and [...]
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Sound Control v2.46 BETA – An Alternative Freeware Windows Sound Mixer And Volume Control Applet Has Been Released

12/04/2009
Sound Control v2.46 BETA the freeware replacement Windows Sound Mixer and Volume Control applet supporting hot keys, on screen display, Winamp and more has now been released. Changes in this version include: Refer to v2.48 BETA Download: This version is no longer available. Look in Current Downloads for the most recent release. Notes: This is a members only BETA [...]
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Volume/Mute Not Supported Is Displayed Instead Of The Appropriate Mixer Controls

06/03/2009
If you use Windows Vista/7 or you are new to Sound Control please ensure you install Sound Control correctly by reading the Compatibility Notes and/or watching the How To Install Sound Control video. Links can be found to all these articles in the Related Posts section below. This informational message is displayed when it is reported by the sound card driver that either Volume or Mute/Select adjustment is not possible on a specific mixer. Sound Control displays all mixers where [...]
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