Allow Narrator to unmute the system sound device
Narrator should check the system output device when ever it is activated. If the sound device is muted, Narrator should automatically unmute it and set the volume to a value such as 50% so that it is audible. If the sound device is working properly, Narrator should do nothing and start normally. This would be a great help when trying to work with a system where the sound was muted. By pressing Control+Windows+Enter, the screen reader starts and the sound device is unmuted and set to a relatively high volume.
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That would certainly be crucial for those of us who work on systems on a regular basis when we are in charge of fixing them. Most sighted users turn off the sound, and every system is different in how the volume is changed. Sure, you can use sndvol from the run prompt, but having Narrator unmute the sound would be very helpful.