WinMute helps you mute your computer when the screen is locked or when the screensaver is running. It is an open-source application that will hide in the system tray.
If you step away from your computer and you don’t intend to use it for some time, then you may still be receiving notifications and messages from other people, which might produce sounds. And when you go away from the PC, those sounds might start to bother the people around you. You might want to lower those sounds or mute them altogether.
WinMute is an open-source and free application that allows you to do exactly that. It will automatically mute your computer when the screen is locked and when the screensaver starts. You don’t need to install it, and it’s a very lightweight application, too.
All you need to do to run this app is to launch it and run it. No installation is required. Once the app is running, it will minimize itself into the system tray, so you won’t even notice it’s running. It doesn’t require that much from your computer, but make sure your PC meets the app’s requirements.
With this utility, it’s very easy to mute your PC once you leave your desk. The muting will be done automatically when the screen is locked, or when the screensaver is turned on. Of course, you can set these triggers up yourself, and you can also enable or disable them.
When you go out of the screensaver mode and start using the computer again, the app will turn the setting off automatically. You can do so manually if you wish, too, but you need to set this up in the settings yourself.
WinMute is a lightweight and straightforward application that helps you mute your computer when the screensaver is turned on or when your screen is locked. It allows you not to bother other people around when you leave your desk with unnecessary sounds or noises from your computer.