Mute your Speakers with the Caps Lock Key

July 19, 2012

If have an old keyboard without any of multimedia keys, it can be incredibly difficult to quickly mute your speakers.

Not a problem. Here is a simple AutoHotKey script that maps the “Caps Lock” key as a quick mute keyboard shortcut.

First install AutoHotKey if you haven’t done so already. Then type this command in a file mute.ahk, and double click to execute.

<code>CapsLock:: SoundSet, +1, , mute</code>

Pressing the “Caps Lock” key mutes the speakers, pressing it again restores sound.

Alternatively, you can skip all the above steps and download this executable – unzip, run and the Caps Lock key would be mapped. You don’t even have to install AutoHotKey.