How to Change Volume of Individual Programs in Windows 10

Dave LeClair 26-01-2016

Back in the Windows 7 and 8 days How to Go Back to Your Favorite Boot Menu from Windows 7 If you don't like the graphical Windows boot loader, here's a quick way to bring back the classic one from Windows 7. Read More , adjusting volume for individual programs was so easy. In Windows 10, you have to mess around with the registry How Not to Accidentally Mess Up the Windows Registry Working with the Windows registry? Take note of these tips, and you'll be much less likely to do lasting damage to your PC. Read More in order to do the same thing. Or do you? Turns out, you can change the volume for individual programs almost as easily as in previous versions of Windows.


The “Volume Mixer” option used to be right under the Master Volume slider in older versions of Windows, and this was definitely convenient, but the new way is just as easy to get to. Instead of left-clicking on the speaker in the taskbar, you simply need to right-click it and then click Open Volume Mixer.

It doesn’t take any more clicks, just replace left-click with right-click and you’re good to go!


Now, if you do want the old Windows volume mixer back, you can do it with a bit of Registry tweaking. To do so, open a Run box and type “regedit.” Navigate to the following:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC

You should see a 32-bit DWORD value named EnableMtcUvc. If you don’t see it, create it, then change its value from 1 to 0. This will change the Windows 10 volume controller to the Windows 7 one.


Which method are you going to use to get access to individual app volume controls in Windows 10? Let us know in the comments!

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Related topics: Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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