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Separate Volume Control for Programs in Windows 7

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

Here’s something I stumbled across the other day while playing one of my favorite games. It seems as though the sound coming from my game was overpowering the music I was playing, but since the game had no volume control itself, I clicked on the Windows sound mixer to see if there was anything I could do.

As it turns out, Windows 7 is nice enough to have individual volume controls for each application that’s open, so not only can you change how loud your system sounds are, but you can also separately adjust the volume of your games, too!

Just click the little speaker icon located on the far right side of your taskbar and select Mixer. You should get a listing of all the sound-making programs currently open. Now simply adjust to your liking and hit the “X” in the upper right-hand corner.


And don’t worry, these settings are saved for each game/application, even after you restart!



One Response to “Separate Volume Control for Programs in Windows 7”

  1. Rick says:

    I have used this for a long time. Now only the Speaker control works where ever it is set is what the volume is for all apps running. It use to work. I used to be able to say lower the volume of my game as I watched a movie on my computer. That no longer works. I can turn the volume all the way down on all apps and it is still the same volume as the Speaker. Is there anyway you can inform me how to get it to work like that again. I am using a Xonar DG sound card.

    Thanks for the info


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