As I have a del d630 laptop, unfortunately the "death" key is right next 
to the "power' button.
Now isn't that nice!
*sighs deeply*
Volume buttons are in the same row where the power and mute buttons are, 
far left hand corner above the keyboard.


On 12/5/2008 5:56 AM, dark wrote:
> 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).
>
> Dark.
>
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