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Background Music Alternatives

Background Music is described as '"Background Music can pause your music player app when other audio starts playing and unpause it afterwards. The idea is that when I'm listening to music and pause it to watch a video or something I always forget to unpause it afterwards' and is an app in the audio & music category. There are eight alternatives to Background Music for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. The best alternative is EarTrumpet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Background Music are Volume2, Volwheel, A-Volume Widget and Volume Icon.

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  1. EarTrumpet icon

    EarTrumpet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows S
    23 alternatives to EarTrumpet 

    EarTrumpet is a powerful volume control app for Windows.

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  2. Volume2 icon

    Volume2

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    25 alternatives to Volume2 

    Volume2 is an advanced Windows audio mixer, a complete replacement for the standard Volume Control. This application lets you easily change the sound volume just by rotating the mouse wheel or by using keyboard hot keys or just mouse move on screen border.

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    1.  PortableVolume2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Volwheel icon

    Volwheel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    16 alternatives to Volwheel 

    VolWheel is a little application which lets you control the sound volume easily through a tray icon you can scroll on. It is written in Perl/Gtk2 and works both for ALSA and OSS. You can configure it quickly through its configuration interface.

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  4. A-Volume Widget icon

    A-Volume Widget

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    4 alternatives to A-Volume Widget 

    A floating volume control to help those that have lost the use of their hard volume keys. It will stay on the screen the whole time but can be closed if watching full screen video, then can be restarted like any normal app.

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  5. Volume Icon icon

    Volume Icon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    16 alternatives to Volume Icon 

    Volume Icon aims to be a lightweight volume control that sits in your systray. It is often used in conjuction with the lightweight tint2 panel/taskbar.

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  6. Volume Scroll icon

    Volume Scroll

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    14 alternatives to Volume Scroll 

    Volume Scroll lets you control your main volume by hovering with your mouse cursor over the top menubar and scrolling up or down to change your volume.

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  7. Volume Mixer icon

    Volume Mixer

    • Mac
    12 alternatives to Volume Mixer 

    Mute notifications, lower your music, & change the volume of games while staying immersed. Overall system volume, notification volume, and volume of individual apps can be adjusted from the menubar.

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    The menubar interface from the official website.
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    Sound Control

    • Mac
    15 alternatives to Sound Control 

    Sound Control adds per-app volume and EQ controls to your Mac apps. Route your apps to different audio devices. Add volume controls to your devices.

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