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    Volume Settings Galore

    I looked through the registry to see what entries there were for volume settings, and there are certainly plenty:

    \HKCU\ControlPanel\PhoneVolume
    DownlinkPhoneVolume
    MappedDownVolume
    PhoneVolume
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\Phone
    Vol
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\VoiceCommand1
    InitVol
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\Ring
    InitVol
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\RingPreview
    InitVol
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\VoiceCommand1
    InitVol
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\InCallFeedback
    InitVol
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\InCall
    InitVol
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\Feedback
    InitVol
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\Notifications
    SavedPhoneVolume
    SavedVolume
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\Volume
    Ringer
    Volume
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\Sounds\QuietestInCallVolume
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\Sounds\LoudestInCallVolume
    \HKCU\ControlPanel\Sounds\StandardInCallVolume
    \HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media Player\Audio
    Volume
    \HKLM\SOFTWARE\Widcomm\Connections\0002
    MicVolume
    \HKLM\ControlPanel\Volume

    And these are just by searching for the term "Vol"!

    What's most interesting is that entries in the SoundCategories keys have an item called Attenuation Categories. Hmmm. I noted that the category numbers are different for Ring and RingPreview, and that corresponds with a difference in the ring volume between the actual ring volume and the volume when testing it in the options screen. Certainly more testing is in order...

    -BD

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    what registry editor did you use? I have been searching for a good one.

    Neil

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    Originally posted by wolfbeast
    ...searching...

    Neil
    Hmm, perhaps not so much?

    What you would have found had you actually done that.

    -BD

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    Resco is the best, IMHO.

    I have found and played with all of those areas, but have yet to have any settings make a difference that I have noticed.

    If you do, let me know and we can see if it is just my phone....as mine has a known minor defect with the keyboard lights, so who knows if there is another one.
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    I actually did find PHM Registry Editor and downloaded it but couldnt get it to install correctly. The setup file opened the Add/Remove Programs dialog but never installed the program.

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    Hobbes,

    I am freaking obsessed: I have tried all of these settings, too, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why the actual ring volume does not match the ring volume when previewing it or playing it in Media Player.

    It is always loud except when it actually counts: when the phone rings from an actual caller.

    I tried the attenuation settings, and they will attenuate (make softer), but not louder! I think it has to do with the script that runs when the phone rings, but I haven't found it yet.

    -BD

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    I have been trying to figure this out also. I did notice that when in a call and you adjust the volume... that is recorded in the registry under HKCU\ControlPanel\PhoneVolume both DWORDS DownlinkPhoneVolume and MappedDownVolume

    But I can't seem to find the actual incoming call ring setting.
    The Volume icon next to the clock controls HKCU\ControlPanel\Volume both DWORD Volume and Ringer.

    Even seen DWORD Mute here change between 3 and 7 but not sure why. Put the volume icon into Off and all the DWORD's change to 0 except Mute which is still 3.

    Switch to vibrate and it changes at HKCU\ControlPanel\Sounds\RingTone0 DWORD Sound=*Vibrate* (or *none* if off)

    What does HKCU\ControlPanel\Phone DWORD Vol do? its set at 52428, but didn't do anything different when I manually edited that number.

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    Don't forget ... if VC is running it turns down the ringer volume for some reason.
    The XV6700 is a lot like democracy: They're both less than perfect, but they're the best available ... as far as Verizon is concerned.

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    I'm more interested in getting louder call volume for speakphone and regular use.
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    does the micvolume actually make a difference for bluetooth volume?

    -m

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    Fully Converged, painfully at times Kreigz's Avatar
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    yeah ... all I want is loader volume in my Plantronics 645!!!
    The XV6700 is a lot like democracy: They're both less than perfect, but they're the best available ... as far as Verizon is concerned.

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