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!