[PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute

Adrian Picton arh.picton at btinternet.com
Sat Feb 8 15:17:55 GMT 2014


I think the unmute facility would be an excellent idea if it can be implemented.

I've also had a poke around with son of the advanced tools and would have found it useful if they were described in the help folder with some basic instructions.
Cheers,
Adrian.

Sent from my iPhone

> On 8 Feb 2014, at 14:28, "Paul Nugent" <paul.k.nugent at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Léonie,
> 
> I understand and I think the inclusion is welcome. There will be some who do
> not wish to delve too deeply and may not even look at these tools, but in my
> case, I am  always looking to improve my computer experience and keen to
> find and use any tools that might help me to achieve this. So if you are
> going to add these tools, it would be helpful to learn at a glance what they
> do, and then a short description of how they could be used as well.
> 
> 
> I want to take this opportunity to tell you that I am very pleased with this
> product by the way. Congratulations to you and your team. I know that there
> has been some teething problems, but that seems to have been sorted out now.
> Well done. Sorry that might have sounded a little patronising, it really
> wasn't meant that way (smile). 
> 
> All the best.
> 
> Paul Nugent 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: PocketPC [mailto:pocketpc-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
> Léonie Watson
> Sent: 08 February 2014 13:48
> To: Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC
> Subject: Re: [PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute
> 
> 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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