one answer is to purchase a second soundcard. i have done this and would never go back to a single soundcard as the 2 work really well enabling me to use jaws at what ever volume i want and also all other audio and window sounds at their own level. stephen ----- Original Message ----- From: john coley To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 1:32 PM Subject: jaws volume This problem has been posted before, but till now there hasn't been a solution, the problem being that of Jaws using system volume and not having its own. If you're listening to audio, as I was this morning, in that instance the main menu presentation on Jaws 8, and you turn up the volume to listen the jaws volume relative to the volume you're hearing will be very high. It would be very useful to be able to turn down the jaws volume so it doesn't blast out at you when it speaks something that pops up on the screen. John.