Volume Icon Alternatives

    Volume Icon is described as 'aims to be a lightweight volume control that sits in your systray. It is often used in conjuction with the lightweight tint2 panel/taskbar' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Volume Icon for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is EarTrumpet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Volume Icon are Volume2 (Free), Background Music (Free, Open Source), Volwheel (Free, Open Source) and Volti (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. Ear Trumpet - Volume Control for Windows Supported operating systems Windows 10 Credits David Golden (@GoldenTao) Rafael Rivera (@RiveraR) Ear Trumpet icon created by Artjom Kormanfrom from the Noun Project
    2. 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.


    3. "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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Volti is an GTK+ application for controlling audio volume from system tray/notification area.
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    4. Audio Sliders is a audio control panel that is much smaller than and yet far more feature-rich than the standard Windows version. Features include...
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    5. Power Mixer is a complete Windows volume control replacement. It includes audio mixer, scheduler, hot keys support, command line support, the ability to store and recall different presets.
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    6. This tool allows to control sound volume using system-wide hotkeys. Customizable on-screen sound volume indicator will show you the current level. Currently supported Windows Versions: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Ear Candy is a sound level manager that nicely fades applications in and out based on their profile and window focus.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.9, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Launchpad

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      iVol is a program you can use to adjust the sound volume of your computer in an extremely easy way. Just press your mouse wheel and scroll it up or down. You do not even have to move your hand! In addition, it also supports Shift+Wheel as an alternative.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.4c, released in August 2007, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine

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