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Old 01-23-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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I know this question is probably really dumb but I had to ask it anyway...

I like listening to music on my laptop while I work. In fact I've recently subscribed to a Piano stream website for uninterrupted piano music. The thing I hate though is that every click of my mouse, and sometimes I hear the click go off even without touching the mouse, creates now an audible sound since the laptop is no longer in Mute.

Question - is there a setting I can change where the mouse clicks are silent while I listen to music? It's the same way if I insert a CD in it...it's just annoying, especially while I'm on CD and paging back and forth between forums and threads.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Would there, by any chance, be a microphone hooked up? I had something like that a long time ago. Took awhile for the light bulb to come on, so to speak.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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No Brian...no microphone hooked up. Just before I saw your response, there was a clicking sound again. The playlist is continuously playing on this website due to my subscription. I was checking the mouse settings on the Control Panel while waiting for a response to see if there was something I could change and could not find any.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hmm. Are you running IE? I hear a noise like that when I've been on that browser. 99% of the time, I'm on FireFox or Opera...no unusual noises from them.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Hmm. Are you running IE? I hear a noise like that when I've been on that browser. 99% of the time, I'm on FireFox or Opera...no unusual noises from them.
Yes, I'm on IE...is Mozilla free?
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yes, I'm on IE...is Mozilla free?
Yep! Opera is, too. There are a lot of browsers out there, if you really look.

Try'em both out. They are a bit less likely to attract the bad critters out there than IE, but no browser is completely safe.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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Depending on what OS you're running, you should be able to adjust the relative volume of different sound sources through the volume control. On Windows Vista, you right-click the volume icon and select "Open Volume Mixer," which lets you turn down Windows sounds and turn up the music. You can also go into "Hardware and Sounds" in Control Panel and manually substitute for the windows sounds, but thats much more time-consuming. I think on older versions of windows you right-click the volume icon in the taskbar and select audio properties to get to a menu that lets you adjust the volume of different devices.

If you're going to an open source browser, give Opera a shot. For me, it uses less memory and seems much faster than Firefox. Anyway, it's worth a try.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Burke, VA
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OP, it only that you have a sound scheme going on in windows. usually it is already defaulted when windows was installed.
go to Control Panel --> Sounds and Audio Devices --> click Sounds Tabs --> under sound scheme pull down menu click on No Sounds. (Or you can browse through all of them and opt browsing click sounds off, dont know which one it is though)
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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OP, it only that you have a sound scheme going on in windows. usually it is already defaulted when windows was installed.
go to Control Panel --> Sounds and Audio Devices --> click Sounds Tabs --> under sound scheme pull down menu click on No Sounds. (Or you can browse through all of them and opt browsing click sounds off, dont know which one it is though)
You know, this one works. I was afraid to try it earlier since I was afraid it would take off all the sounds, but at least I know now that if it did, I can always return to Windows default. Thank you!
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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You should still be able to adjust the volume of the Windows sounds relative to the volume of other sources, such as the movies or whatever, through the volume control. But if you found a solution that works for you, great.
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