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Windows 7 Plain & Simple by Jerry Joyce and Marianne Moon

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Chapter 10. Using Voice and Sounds

In this section:

  • Controlling the Volume

  • Controlling the Sound System

  • Creating a Sound Theme

  • Directing Your Computer with Voice Commands

  • Dictating Text

  • Customizing Speech Recognition

  • Talking to the Mouse

  • Letting Your Computer Do the Talking

  • Creating a Sound File

  • Using Alternatives to Sound

If the sound your computer emits to signal an event—the logon or logoff sound, for example—is an earsplitting assault, relief in the form of adjusting the volume is just a click or two away with Windows 7's volume control. And, if you can't stand the startup sound, you can simply turn it off! You can also use the volume control to keep your music and other sounds muted so that you don't disturb the people around you.

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