How to adjust Volume for individual Programs in Windows 10?

By Rimzhim Sharma October 10, 2016 How To, Windows

With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a new volume control feature, but the underlying problem it faced was the absence of any option that allowed a user to change volume for apps, individually.

If you click on the speaker icon in the taskbar, you will get a control that lets you change only the master volume. In this post we will see, how you can enable the old Volume Mixer and change the sound volume for individual apps in Windows 10.


Let’s take a quick tour of the volume control panel of windows 10:

  • The Volume Control is actually not missing in Windows 10. You have to simply right-click on the volume icon to pop up the following menu.


  • Click on the Open Volume Mixerlink to open the Volume Mixer as follows:


Here you can adjust volume for individual programs, as well as for the entire device by moving the slider.

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How to Switch to old volume control window?

In case you don’t like adapting to frequent changes, then you can also roll back to the old interface (windows 7) of volume panel by just following these quick steps:

  1. Just click the Search or Cortana icon in the Windows 10 taskbar and type “Run.” You’ll see the Run command appear at the top of the list.
  2. Type “regedit” to open the registry editor.


  1. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>MicrosoftWindows> NTCurrentVersion>MTCUVC


  1. Next, in the right pane you will see a 32-bit DWORD value named EnableMtcUvc. In case you do not see it, create it. Its default value is 1. Change it to 0.


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  1. You will see the change taking effect immediately. Now, when you click the speaker icon in the system tray, the old sound volume slider will appear, with the Mixer button in the bottom area.

So don’t wait anymore, go ahead and adjust the volume for individual apps in Windows 10 easily.

In case you get stuck in the midst of any of the above mentioned steps then we are here to help. You can call us on our toll free number (US, Canada) to seek instant tech assistance.



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Rimzhim Sharma

"Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at The Phone Support. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods."