Exponential Volume Control is a free program that runs silently in the background on your computer. It makes your volume level change by very small amounts at low volumes, and by larger amounts at high volumes. In addition, you can customize which keys on your keyboard change the volume. Make any key combination change the volume or mute/unmute. This is especially useful for laptop users who have to keep their volume level very low when they use headphones. A single press of the volume up key usually makes the volume unbearably loud. Exponential Volume Control gives you more fine-tune control at lower volumes. Give it a try. Once your volume control is exponential, you'll never go back to the old linear way.
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