Mapping windows volume for keyboards without media keys

7. October 2011 12:22

Okay, I've been using this for quite a while now, but figured it should be useful for those who aren't me. I'm currently using a Unicomp Customizer 104 key keyboard at work, and home. These keyboards do not have media keys on them, which is fine since I rarely use anything other than the volume controls on them.

There is a program called AutoHotKey that can run scripts based on various keyboard inputs, or hotkey combinations. I'm using the script below to match the Super/Windows key + [, ] and \ to volume down, up and mute respectively.

;; Map WIN + [ to Volume Down
#[::Send {Volume_Down 2}

;; Map WIN + ] to Volume Up
#]::Send {Volume_Up 2}

;; Map WIN + \ to toggle mute
#\::Send {Volume_Mute}

I should state that I am not affiliated with either Unicomp or Autohotkey. This is because it was helpful to me, and took a while to find this, and figured it would be helpful to others as well.

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