Bring Back the Classic Volume Slider in Windows 10
Microsoft has ditched the classic vertical volume slider for a basic horizontal version. But you can still get the old one back!
Click on Start > All Apps > Windows System > Run to open the Run dialog. There, type in regedit and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor. Navigate to the registry key located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion and look for the key named MTCUVC.
Can’t find the MTCUVC entry? No problem! You can create it yourself. Right-click on CurrentVersion in the sidebar, click on New > Key, and name the new key MTCUVC.
Next, right-click on MTCUVC and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name this new entry EnableMtcUvc and leave its value at the default 0.
Now all you have to do is log out, log back in, and click on the volume icon in the system tray. You’ll see the old vertical volume slider back in action, complete with a link to Volume Mixer for advanced sound settings.
Of all the changes in Windows 10, I find the volume slider being horizontal the hardest to adjust to
— Blakeyrat (@blakeyrat) August 15, 2015
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