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Why won't System 47 keep mute?

Installed just fine, runs great, and i love it, BUT it will NOT mute! I keep my system muted because it is next to my bedroom and stays on 24/7. Every time System 47 begins, the sound gets turned on and all the noises begin, usually waking us.

Any way to keep it muted?

Bill791 year agoWindows 10 x64, Firefox

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  • How strange! I've tried to replicate it but there's no change in mute status after the screensaver has run, and I don't hear any sounds while it runs either.

    Does this also happen when you open the Screen Saver Settings panel and click "Preview"? If not, is it possible that some other application might be interfering?

    Would you be interested in a muted version of the screensaver, or do you like having the sounds under normal circumstances (when you're not trying to sleep).

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

  • I have tested this several times. I make sure the mute is on, then let the time limit elapse (I set it to 1 minute for testing). As soon as the screen blanks and the saver begins, the sound pop on and I get the noises. At the time of the test, nothing else was running. According to the sound mixer, the only audio sources are System, Firefox, and Thunderbird. Both FF and TB, once muted, will remain muted.

    Yes, I would like to have a 'no-sound' version if possible. I love the graphics, and the sound is enjoyable under the right circumstances. A muted version is a good thing (Or, could this be made selectable in an Options panel? Right now, I am told there are no options for this screensaver.

    Bill791 year ago

  • A question: Does the screensaver go through the system, or does it send sounds directly to the speakers some other way? I've set the Mixer (after exiting FF and TB) to mute system sounds, but unmute the speakers.

    The screensaver emits sounds when it comes on, so, somehow, the Audio is bypassing the mixer.

    Bill791 year ago

  • There should be an Options panel for the System 47 screensaver, but I see it's not working. I've updated the file on the site with a different version where the Options panel does work. From there, you can mute or unmute the sound effects.

    Here's a direct link to the installation file: System47Install.exe

    That version will give you the option to mute sounds. Frankly, I have no idea how the screensaver could be overriding your Windows sound settings, as all of its audio should pass through the system before they're sent to your speakers.

    Hopefully having the option to mute the screensaver itself is a good enough solution.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

  • The replacement worked just fine. Thanks for the rapid response, Rob. Instead of muting, I lowered the volume down almost all the way. Nice background, but not intrusive.


    Bill791 year ago

  • I now realize why the sound is bypassing the system. The screensaver uses Adobe Flash. Flash does not show on my mixer, nor can I call it up as an application, so I had no way to shut the audio off. Now that the Options appears, I can use the slider to tone down the volume of the screensaver.

    Bill791 year ago

  • Your mixer only shows applications that are currently running. The screensaver, which does indeed use Adobe Flash, only runs temporarily until you press a key or move your mouse, so it won't show up in the mixer when you open it before or after.

    Note that any screensaver will only be muted by the system-wide setting, i.e. via the "Main volume" bar at the top or the speakers under "Device".

    Glad the replacement is working for you!

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)1 year ago

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