Thankfully, most of the keyboards I've seen have had obviously placed mute
keys as well, ---- and my laptop, you actually have to push the volume
slider in to mute.
A far more serious problem I've had is when something like Windows media
player decides to randomly mute the computer for no readily apparent reason.
Luckily, I can see enough to know when windows are open, and so am now quite
adept at unchecking the mute check box without any assistance from Hal, ----
but hellish problems can ensue if I get the causes of the trouble mixed up,
and accidently activate one thing while trying to deactivate another.
I remember a very nasty experience which involved me in the end phoning
dolpin, and going through everything from altering the settings of my
surround sound system (not fun, sinse other than seeing whether it's turn on
or not I've got no clue as to what's happening with it), to mucking about
with physical speaker leads, to checking and unchecking the mute check box,
to the mute key on my keyboard.
It was finally the surround sound system settings which had suffered a wrong
button pressing from me, but to work that out I had to plug a Cd player into
the system, play with the settings until I could here that, plug my
headphones into my Pc, play with the mute button and volume settings until I
could here that, then! reconnect five speakers!
needless to say, I've been very careful with the surround sound system
settings sinse then.
Beware the Grue! (which is only slightly more scary than the death key).
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