Option to Mute on Battery Power

Oct 21, 2008 at 4:40 PM
Many laptops still don't have a hardware mute switch (god only knows why), and this can be an annoyance at times.  Think of booting up your laptop in class or at the library.

I'm not sure how much power is actually drained by audio, especially given the fact that there's probably not going to be a constant output, but having the option to mute the OS on battery power would be awesome.  Of course, one should be able to restore sound as well.

Any thoughts?