Unless we have a multimedia keyboard, we have to access the volume icon on the tray whenever we want to decrease, increase or mute the volume. Your music player program has probably been equipped with some keyboard shortcut support that allows users to control volume locally, but after you close the player, the only fast way available to control the volume in Windows is by accessing the volume tray icon.
To control volume globally with keyboard shortcut keys, download 3RVX and, optionally, remove the original volume icon from the tray to avoid confusion between the two. After installation, a new skinnable volume icon is added to tray. Right-click it, select “Settings” and open the “Hotkey Setup” tab. You can view, delete, modify and add hotkeys within. More »Tags: 3rvx download, sound control, volume, volume control, volume hotkey, volume shortcut, windows sound, windows volume