[PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute

Léonie Watson leonie.watson at bcab.org.uk
Sat Feb 8 13:48:23 GMT 2014


Paul,

We included a folder of advanced tools. We wanted to keep the PPC as simple as possible, but also to include some applications that some people might find useful.

We'll look into providing some information about these applications for those people who are interested. Thanks for the suggestion.

Léonie.

-----Original Message-----
From: PocketPC [mailto:pocketpc-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Paul Nugent
Sent: 08 February 2014 09:38
To: 'Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC'
Subject: Re: [PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute

David,

That sounds like a great idea. I come across this problem from time to time and it can be a bit of a pain to resolve. 

I also am not entirely sure what all the utilities on the Pocket PC do yet, but that is mostly because I haven't had the time to check them out fully.
Is there ageneral read me file that explains in detail what they do. For instance there is a utility that looks as though it might modify the registry in order to have sound available in safe mode, but as it appears to make changes to the registry I am reluctant to play with it without knowing more. If indeed it does do this it will be a very useful tool in my toolbox.

All the best

Paul Nugent

-----Original Message-----
From: PocketPC [mailto:pocketpc-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: 07 February 2014 17:03
To: 'Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC'
Subject: [PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute

I wonder if I could suggest that a further addition should be added to the suite of programmes provided on the Pocket PC. 

A problem many of us find  is that PCS we use in offices have been muted.
I used to get around this by possessing an unmute cd which automatically ran a bat file which used the freeware utility mute.exe with the command line mute.exe=off This has got me out of trouble several times over the years, including rescuing sound on a PC without a monitor, where sound had accidentally been muted, so  even sighted help could not restore sound.

The problem for Pen Drive installation is that it is a bat file so does not conform to the exe format for relative path execution.

I can however, if it is useful, provide my bat file and the mute.exe utility to see if anybody knows how to convert this into an exe file suitable for inclusion on the pen drive.
Ideally if somebody entered the pen and could not get sound after pressing 2 for NVDA then the procedure would be to again press window e to bring up explorer  , then 1 to open the drive again, then U and enter to run the unmute utility.

I also have a bat file to bring up the volume dialogue so that you can easily adjust volume in the case of the level being set to 0  but that is another story and I will await to see if there is interest in the unmute concept first.

David Griffith





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