Turn off a computer's sound in Microsoft Windows by clicking on the control panel to adjust the settings for the sound, speech and audio device. Turn off the sound on a PC with tips from a computer specialist in this free video on Microsoft Windows.
Hi, I'm Michael Burton, with Michael Burton Films.org, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and we're here talking about using Microsoft Windows. Now, I want to talk to you about how to turn off your sound on your computer all together. There's, there's different ways to do this. One, you can use the mute button, which is probably the simplest, quickest, way to do it. Especially, if you're listening to something, and you, you got to come up with something really quick. But, there's actually a way to go into your system settings, and turn off the speakers, and the, you can, you can adjust the speaker volume. You can also turn off the idle, everything separately. But you can shut it down, instead of just the mute button, you can shut it down, so that it's, it's not on at all. Let me show you how to do that, OK? Let me start off by saying, that Windows XP, is a registered trademark of Microsoft, and I am in no way affiliated with Microsoft. OK. One of the easiest ways to turn off your computer sound all together, is to find your control panel. That we find, by going down to the bottom of the tech corner of your screen, and finding the start menu. When we scroll over here to the right, you will find the control panel. Let's, Click on This, opens the window. Now, you see a lot of different options here. This is your control panel. This is what controls all the settings on your computer. Right here, there's, there's a button called, sound, speech, and audio devices. That's what you're going to want for your speaker settings. What it's going to do, is bring up a bunch of different options here. Again, you can go into sounds and audio devices, different. You can change the sound effects, such as your, your, you know, when you click on buttons, what the little noise, that it makes the little icon beeps, and stuff. You can control your sound effect manager. You can manage other portable media devices that you have connected to the, to the computer. But up here, there's a few other options, which we're going to handle right now. Change the speaker settings, change the sound scheme, and adjust the system volume. This is probably what we're going to want right here. So, you're going to left click on the adjust the system volume. Now, this brings up your sounds and audio devices' properties window. This gives you the general volume of your computer, or of your speakers. Right now, I have the device set to, you know, medium, low, and I actually have it on mute. Which I have done by pushing the mute button on my keyboard. Here also, are some speaker settings, if you want to do the individual speakers, you can click on speaker volume. And you can bring up the left speaker or the right speaker louder than one or the other, if, if you so desire. If you click on advance, this will give you the, a few options to choose. Like, what type of speakers that you have. Right now, I'm just running desktop stereo speakers. I do have a sub woofer, but it doesn't, well, it doesn't give you the option for that. It does show five point one, surround sound speakers, but I only have two speakers on my desktop. So, that's just a few more options. You can also adjust the performance of those speakers as well. Up here, at the top, you have sounds that you can adjust, different beeps and clicks, and noises, that your buttons, and, you know, when you drag your mouse, or different icons, or, you know, whatever your computer does, it will make different sounds and you can adjust them here. You have your audio, this is your, any devices that are hooked in. Right now, I have my speakers hooked in. Again, I can click the button, the volume button. Here's all my, my volume controls. Right now, again over here, on my left, I have everything muted. This is my master volume. The master of the computer. You also have your synthesizer, CD players, and your line volume. This is, if you have a microphone coming in, which I'm going to show you right now. If we close this, and go back here to our audio settings. Sound recording, right now I have it set on line Mic in. That means if I want to run a microphone in, this is where I would click volume again. And it brings up our little, recording control. This is a different one. This is specifically for the microphones. But again, you get the line volume, which we had on the previous page. We also have the mini music playback, which I don't use too often, but again, you can do all the adjustments right here. If you, let's see, if you click under voice, same type of thing. Voice recording, and the microphone voice playback, you always click the volume button, and it will bring up, the volume controls for you. This, if you click on hardware, this gives you the option, it's like different types of audio hardware that you have connected to your computer at that time. Or different video-audio codings to check the properties or trouble-shoot, if you're having trouble, any one of those. So, in that sense, in "gen", you know, in general, if you want to change the audio, what you're going to want to do is click on the volume, and this gives you the option, to either un-mute , and then if you drag up, you hear that beep? It's getting louder and louder. That's how you change the volume on your computer. And, you can either shut it off all the way, by bringing it down, or you can mute all. And, it mutes the entire system.
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