By default in Microsoft Windows, a user can alter the volume of their PC by accessing the sounds icon in the Windows taskbar or by changing it via the Control Panel Sounds option menu. Further more, if you have a multimedia keyboard, you can directly use the volume up and down keys to modify the volume settings.
However, the default sound options available via these controls are somewhat limited. In order to have complete control of your PC’s sound settings, we recommend a new desktop utility for Windows, Volumouse 2. Volumouse2 is a utility designed to provide user to control the sound options via their mouse. Volumouse2 basically adds functionality to the mouse wheel about different sound settings.
Installing Volumouse2 is simple and once in startup, users can configure many settings related to sound control via mouse. Volumouse2 gives users the ability to specify up to 12 sound controlling rules via their mouse. First you have to specify the volume mixer device fro your PC and a few default options are already activated. Options can be setup for any sound device connected to the PC. Layout changes can be made on how the volume control that is displayed when the feature is activated, hotkeys for increasing and decreasing the volume (in case mouse wheel settings are not specified). Default options which are activated upon installation and can be changed by holding down the Alt key on the keyboard, or the left mouse button, while using the scroll wheel of the mouse to turn the volume up or down.
Volumouse2 is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows and has full support for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7. Windows Vista and 7 users are provided with an additional facility via Volumouse2 which is application specific volume control. This means you can turn off colume settings for selected applications while keeping it on for others. For example, if you want to take a call on Skype, you can mute all other sound options except for Skype volume.
Volumouse2 is currently in beta and the final version will be released later this year. You can download Volumouse2 via this link.