No sound settings available in the settings manager window


Verify software volume control settings

First, check for a small sound icon in the Windows notification area (also known as the Systray), in the bottom right-hand corner of the Windows Desktop. If this icon is missing, follow the steps below. If you see this icon, skip to next section.

Windows 10

Open the Control Panel. Click the Taskbar and Navigation icon. On the Taskbar tab, click the Customize button next to Notification area. Make sure the Notification & actions option in the left navigation pane is selected. On the right side, click on the Select which icons appear on the taskbar link. Scroll down in the list until you see the Volume option and a speaker icon. To the right of that option, make sure the switch is set to On. If it is not, click the switch to turn it On.
If the Volume option is greyed out, at the top, click the switch for Always show all icons in the notifications area to Off, to allow you to switch the Volume option to On. If you...
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Hi Ken,

I understand your concern, let us try to fix it.

I suggest you to run the Audio troubleshooter and check if it helps.

If the issue persists, then try to uninstall all audio drivers and install generic drivers.

How to uninstall and re-install sound card/audio drivers.

Press Windows Logo Key+X. Click On Device Manager.Then find the driver that you are trying to uninstall and right-click on it to Uninstall.Follow onscreen instructions to uninstall it.To re-install, either you can restart the system or install the driver from the manufacturer’s website.

For reference:

Fix sound problems:

Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.


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Adjusting the volume and changing the system sound settings on Windows 10 has always been a straightforward process, but you were only able to manage them using Control Panel.

However, starting with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you can now manage speakers and microphones settings, and it's also possible to adjust the volume on apps and system sound individually using the Settings app.

In this Windows 10 guide, we walk you through the steps to change the sound settings using the new options available starting with the April 2018 Update.

How to manage Windows sound options using Settings

To set your default output speaker, adjust the master volume, and fix common sound problems, do the following:

Open Settings. Click on System. Click on Sound.

The Sound page includes two sections separating the output and input options. At the top of the page, you'll find your output options.

Using the Choose your output device drop-down menu,...

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Microsoft has recently launched Windows 10 Creators Update v1703. Although the Settings app was introduced in the initial release of Windows 10, the latest version has brought loads of new functionalities in the Settings panel. This article contains every new option & setting available in the new Windows 10 Settings app.

New settings available in Windows 10 Settings

System settings

Some features are removed from this System Settings panel of Settings. However, the following features are new in this latest version of Settings panel.

Shared experiences: This function helps users to open apps, send a message and on any other devices running the same Microsoft account. However, this is also possible to share apps and send messages to any nearby device. Night Lights: This is a new feature that lets you control the brightness of your computer display screen.

Microsoft has removed Apps & Features, Default apps, Offline maps, etc.


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May. 08, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) is one of the most popular online games, but recently, many players have reported the low sound volume of the last-man-standing shooter game. The players are used to distinguishing the position of the opponents through their footsteps when they play the game on a Windows 10 computer. If the sound volume is too low, it will affect the gaming experience.

"The overall game sounds are so quiet, even with it turned up to 100%. Anyone know any fixes or way to boost the sound without raising the volume of my overall computer?"
"My sound volume is suddenly extremely quiet. This is a PUBG only issue, as it works fine with every other game. Any known fixes?"
"In-game sounds are pretty low with my Sennheiser HD650's other than that, all the sounds are okay with HD650's even when I'm watching PUBG videos/streams. I need help. Thanks."

You may...

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Sometimes you’ll have a problem with your computer’s audio playback, or wonder why your sound is recording at too low a volume. This tip will show you how to find the Sounds options in Windows Control Panel, where you can check your settings and make adjustments.

Go to Control Panel. (What is Control Panel? How do you find it?) If you’re viewing by Category, go to Hardware and Sound > Sound.
If you’re viewing by icons, go to Sounds.

The Sound window will appear. There are four tabs across the top (Playback, Recording, Sounds, and Communication).

Playback: Setting default speakers for playback

Playback is the audio that comes out of your computer. If you have more than one playback device, you can switch between them or set one as the Default Device (for general playback) or Default Communications Device (primarily for telephone calls on a computer).

To make a playback device the default:

Click on the device in the list under the...
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How the sound settings are set on your Windows 10 computer might not be all that important to you, but why settle for less? With a few changes here and there, you can improve your computer’s sound quality.

You can do things such as change the sound effects, disable audio enhancements, modify individual app sounds and more. It’s all going to depend on what you mostly use your computer for.

To adjust the sound effects, press Win + I (this is going to open Settings) and go to “Personalization -> Themes -> Sounds.” For faster access, you can also right-click on the speaker icon and choose Sounds.

Under Sound Scheme click on the dropdown menu and choose between “Windows Default” or “No Sounds.” In Program Events you can go with a large variety of sounds. If you want to hear what the sound looks like under Sounds, click the “Test” button.

Just like you did before, open the Sound Control Panel by right-clicking on the speaker icon. Click on Sounds, followed by...

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Settings Manager

This information applies to Adobe Flash Player on desktop and notebook computers. To change Flash Player settings on mobile devices, visit the Settings Manager for mobile devices.

Who uses this Settings Manager?

Beginning with Flash Player 10.3, the Local Settings Manager supersedes this Online Settings Manager for managing global settings on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. The Local Settings Manager can be accessed in the Control Panel on Windows and in System Preferences on Mac. Users of other operating systems and earlier versions of Flash Player can continue to use the Online Settings Manager described here.

To access the local Flash Player Settings Manager that is native to your operating system:

Windows: click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Flash Player Macintosh: System Preferences (under Other) click Flash Player Linux Gnome: System > Preferences > Adobe Flash Player Linux KDE: System...
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Windows is well known for its dazzling array of odd errors and malfunctions 7 Things That Really Annoy Us About Windows 10 appearing out of seemingly nowhere designed to drive you up-the-wall and around-the-bend. The best part of all? You never know when something is going to happen, and in many cases, you’ll have no idea what introduced the problem to your system 6 Common Windows Upgrade Issues & How to Fix Them .

Windows 10 has a plethora of well-documented issues, and has pushed many users to the brink of insanity. Luckily, those people who manage to step back into the real world come clutching their fixes, and we’ll share some of those golden-nuggets with you.

1. Check Your Sound Settings

Now, before you say “But Gavin, I’ve done that,” have you really done that? It can be the most obvious things we overlook. Without insulting your computing...

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Where can I check my audio settings?

The Audio Settings interface is only available when you are in-game on a world and can be accessed by pressing the "Esc" Key and then choosing "Audio Setting" on the menu that appears. This will open the Audio Settings Window and should look like the screenshot below:

This interface allows you to manage the volume of your in-game sounds and set custom volume levels for Music, Sound Effects, Ambient Sounds and Voice Overs if you want to! The Audio Settings interface is also home to the Music Player which can be dragged into the game window from here.

The table below lists the options that you can change using this interface as well as information about what exactly each slider affects:

Legacy Mode

In Legacy Mode you access the Audio Settings Interface in exactly the same way as outlined above. All of the functionality remains exactly the same, but it does look a little different as shown...

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The Windows operating system settings in this section are necessary to ensure optimum stability and performance with Apollo Twin USB. Follow the procedures below before operating Apollo Twin USB.

For a video explaining these procedures, see the Getting Started with Apollo Twin USB - Videos article.

Prevent Windows from powering off USB devices

Default Windows settings can interrupt USB data streams. Follow the procedure below to prevent Windows from powering off USB devices.

1. Open the Windows Device Manager. The Device Manager can be accessed by right-clicking the Windows Start Menu and selecting the item from the contextual menu.

2. Double-click the Universal Serial Bus controllers branch in the Device Manager window. The individual USB controllers in the branch are displayed in a list.

The USB controllers branch in Device Manager

3. Double-click the USB Root Hub device in the branch list. The Properties window for the...

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Audio/Soundcard Settings ASIO4ALL


The FL Studio installation includes FL Studio ASIO and 3rd party ASIO driver ASIO4ALL. There are two advantages of ASIO:

Speed: ASIO drivers (in general) allow lower CPU overhead and lower buffer settings than the standard Windows ('Primary Sound Driver', WDM Driver). If your audio interface has a native ASIO driver then we recommend you use that. Multiple audio devices: Unique to ASIO4ALL & FL Studio ASIO, you can select inputs and outputs from separate soundcards/audio-devices, something that is not possible with standard ASIO drivers. This feature allows you to use a USB microphone input and your regular audio interface output at the same time (see point 7 below).

NOTE: ASIO4ALL is a generic ASIO driver that works with most audio interfaces, your experience may be different, including long periods of silence and head-scratching. If ASIO4ALL doesn't produce any sound we recommend that you work through all the...

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Speakers are the most important parts of a Laptop. Here, I am going to discuss the tips and steps to run Speakers smoothly. Time to time different issues in speakers come out. For example, you decide to play movies or music albums on your Windows 8 system. But, you find that the system speakers are not producing any sound. In fact, this type of on-screen issue proves as a subject of worry. There might be several causes behind the sound issue in Windows 8. To fix sound and speaker problem in Windows 8 on the Windows 8 system, follow these three steps mentioned below.

How to fix Sound and Speaker issues in Windows 8

First Step

Enable Speakers in Windows 8

To fix Sound and Speaker issues in Windows 8, At first, confirm that Audio devices are enabled on your Windows 8 system. Sometimes, audio devices are disabled accidentally by you. To enable audio devices on Windows 8,

Go to the notification area in the right panel of your Windows 8 desktop...
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To access the Sounds settings (see the following pic.) on Windows 10 computer, you can use the three methods illustrated below.

Video guide on how to open Sounds settings in Windows 10:

3 ways to open Sounds settings in Windows 10:

Way 1: Turn on Sounds settings via the Volume button.

Right-click the Volume button on taskbar, and then choose Sounds in the menu.

Way 2: Enter Sounds settings by searching.

Type sound in the search box on taskbar, and select Change system sounds from the result.

Way 3: Open Sounds settings in Control Panel.

Step 1: Get into Control Panel.

Step 2: Tap Hardware and Sound to continue.

Step 3: Hit Change system sounds under Sound.


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USB Hubs

Computer audio production often involves connecting a few external devices to your computer. Audio interfaces prefer to be connected directly to your computer. Although hubs are a convenient way to connect multiple devices to the same USB port, they may prevent your interface from properly communicating with your computer –this is especially true with passive hubs.

While larger audio interfaces have dedicated power supplies, smaller interfaces are often bus powered and receive power when your computer is turned on. If your external devices draw more power than your hub can provide, you may experience loss in connectivity and performance of your interface. Make sure to connect your audio interface directly to your computer, especially when troubleshooting.

Note: While we do not recommend connecting audio interfaces to USB hubs, some interfaces may work perfectly fine in that environment. For best results, use a hub with its own power supply.

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Audio plays a critical role in our experiences when using Windows. Whether it is listening to music, movies or communicating with family and friends over Skype. Depending on the type of computer you own, your choice of audio output might be different. Laptops and some desktops will have onboard audio while both can accommodate external speakers to enhance sound quality.

Adjust Volume and Audio Settings in Windows 10

Basic audio settings can be accessed from the Speakers notification on the taskbar. You can use the slider to increase or lower the volume.

Audio can mute audio by clicking the speaker icon on the new volume menu.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update now makes it easier to switch between different audio devices. To do so, click the audio icon in the Notification Area.

Click the audio out put device you would like to use. This is especially handy if you want to switch between built in audio or your...

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A NetSetMan profile can be used to connect to an existing WiFi profile. To do this, select a WiFi adapter in the NICs dropdown list, then select a WiFi profile from the WiFi dropdown list. If you only want to disconnect your WiFi connection, choose the empty entry.

Besides this basic WiFi switch NetSetMan offers an extensive WiFi management. Click the WiFi icon or use the main menu (Tools › NSM WiFi Management) to access it. You'll find a list of all currently available WiFi networks. A yellow background indicates that a profile with the same SSID already exists. A network with a green background is currently connected. You can connect to a network by double-clicking it or using the "Connect"-Button. If there's no existing profile for this connection you can choose to create it first. The settings (authentication, encryption, ...) will be pre-configured automatically depending on the recognized network. However, you might need to adjust them in case the...

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37 minutes to read Contributors

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (current branch)

Manage all client settings in the Configuration Manager console from the Client Settings node in the Administration workspace. Configuration Manager comes with a set of default settings. When you change the default client settings, these settings are applied to all clients in the hierarchy. You can also configure custom client settings, which override the default client settings when you assign them to collections. For more information, see How to configure client settings.

The following sections describe settings and options in further detail.

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)

Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers

When this option is Yes, clients use BITS bandwidth throttling. To configure the other settings in this group, you must enable this setting.

Throttling window start...

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Check the speakers to see if the power cord is connected and that the speakers are receiving power.

Many powered speakers, especially speaker systems with subwoofers, have fuses. If there is no sound coming from the speaker, not even a humming noise, remove and replace the fuse. Even if you do not think that the fuse has blown, it is a good idea to swap the fuse to make sure. If the fuse is still good, you have a backup fuse.

Turn off power to the subwoofer and unplug power to the speakers.

Remove the fuse cover and then the fuse, and look through the glass cylinder. If the wire inside is separated, has dark spots, or burn marks, replace the fuse. If the fuse looks good, swap the fuse anyway and keep the older fuse as a spare.

Buy a new fuse. It is a good idea to take the old fuse to the electronics store when purchasing the new fuse. This way, the old fuse can be used to make sure it matches the new fuse purchased at the store.


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Ubuntu is a free operating system or a Linux distribution ("distro") which currently receives the second highest hits after Linux Mint at DistroWatch.

If you have the Ubuntu system which comes with the default Gnome desktop environment installed in your PC, you might find these tips and tricks useful for working with the system.

Looking for a desktop interface with a start menu that looks closer to the Windows system? Then give Linux Mint a try and check out Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint 13 to 15 Cinnamon Edition or MATE Edition.

Note: The steps described in this article work best with Ubuntu 11.04 (logged into Ubuntu Classic session), Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04. Please check out this article if you're using a newer version of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu includes a top panel and a bottom panel by default. If you prefer to keep only one panel at the bottom just like the Windows Taskbar, then these are the steps to follow:

Delete the bottom panel: right-click...
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Adjust language settings for menus, audio output, voice recognition, and keyboards.

Menu Lanuage - Select a language for TV menus. Audio Language - Select an audio language for digital broadcasts. The default language is selected when the program does not support multiple languages. Voice Recognition Language - Select a language for voice recognition. Keyboard Languages - Select languages for on-screen keyboards.

Set the region for broadcasts and special services.

Service Area Zip Code - Set your local zip code. Service Country Setting Auto - Select to automatically set your country based on area code. LG Services Country - Manually set your service country.

Set the current date and time.

Set Automatically - Sets the time and date automatically through Wi-Fi or local broadcasting. Time - Manually Set the time. Date - Manually set the date. Time Zone - Manually set your time...
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Realtek’s High Definition Audio Driver is one of the most used sound drivers which provides high-quality DTS, Dolby, Surround Sound. This driver software comes with a number of features and functionalities such as a six channel Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) that fully supports the 16/20/24-bit Pulse Code Modulation format for 5.1 channel audio. Realtek HD Audio Driver is typically required for your audio device to be in working condition. The company released the latest audio drivers a month before Windows 10 was released to keep up with the changed desktop environment.

When you install this driver on your PC, you are provided with Realtek HD Audio Manager using which you can tune and play with the PC sound. In this guide, we will explore the Realtek HD Audio Manager portal to configure the speakers and microphone on your PC.

Realtek HD Audio Manager

This software gets installed on your PC along with the package when you install any Realtek HD Audio...

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KDE is a software project currently comprising of a desktop environment known as Plasma, a collection of libraries and frameworks (KDE Frameworks) and several applications (KDE Applications) as well. KDE upstream has a well maintained UserBase wiki. Detailed information about most KDE applications can be found there.



Before installing Plasma, make sure you have a working Xorg installation on your system.

Install the meta-package or the group. For differences between and reference Creating packages#Meta packages and groups. Alternatively, for a more minimal Plasma installation, install the package.

To enable support for Wayland in Plasma, also install the package.

KDE applications

To install the full set of KDE Applications, install the group or the meta-package. Note that this will only install applications, it will not install any version of Plasma.

Unstable releases

See Official...

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