Volume Slider is a simple Mac OS X application which allows you to control your computer's volume using a slider on a small window that you can place anywhere on your screen. Volume Slider has two components including (1) a small volume slider with a mute button on it, and (2) a resizable mute button separate from the slider which is useful for rapidly muting the sound.

You can choose from any of the four small windows as the volume slider.


You can also display a separate mute button which can be sized from very small to very large.

System Requirements

Volume Slider requires Macintosh OS X 10.4 or higher. It is a Universal Binary and will run on both Intel and PowerPC Macs.


Volume Slider is donationware.

This means that while this version is completely functional and you are free to use it, please consider sending me a donation.

I have worked many hours on making the program and it would be nice if I could be compensated for my efforts. Such donations would help encourage me to continue to work on the program, since I could certainly fill my time with activities other than programming. Donations can be made through PayPal on the web site for this program. No amount is too small.

If you don't want to make a donation, why not consider purchasing one of my screensavers which you can find at

Alternatively, at least consider letting me know what you think of the program. While I'd obviously prefer positive comments over negative ones, I'll take both. Thank you!

Installing Volume Slider

To install Volume Slider, simply drag the program to your Applications Folder. You may wish to make it a startup/login item so it launches automatically every time you startup or login. This can be set from the System Preferences.

Basic Use of Volume Slider

When the application is launched for the first time, the Preferences window will appear. You can choose to display the window in either horizontal or vertical orientations. You can also choose to use a "regular" or a "floating" window. A regular window behaves the way most windows do--it can be covered up by other windows. A floating window will always try to stay on top of all of the other windows, so that it can be easily accessed regardless of the current application.

A picture of the preferences window.

An example of how a regular window might look. It can be covered by other windows.

An example of a floating window. It will "float" above all other windows.

Legal Disclaimer

Volume Slider is provided "as is" and no guarantee is made as to its function or any problems that occur as a result of its use.


There is no warranty for this program.

Version History

Version 1.3 (November 27, 2007): Version 1.2 (November 10, 2006): Version 1.1 (December 20, 2004): Version 1.0 (December 08, 2004):


I would very much like to hear any feedback about problems, bugs, suggestions, complaints, etc. If you find it useful I would like to hear from you!!

Send e-mail to David Hanauer,

This program can be found at

This article is translated to Serbo-Croatian language by Vera Djuraskovic from