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Many programs use sound to some degree, such as alerts, music or other effects. Sometimes you want to mute sounds coming from a specific program or the windows system (Then you should read this post). If you don’t want to mute the sound entirely, but would like to lower it or let one program play louder sounds than others, well this is how:

Adjust volume

  • Double-Click  the Speaker icon in your lower right corner.
  • Click  on the Mixer-link
  • Now you will see all running applications playing sound. Adjust the sliders to your likings. The volume can be equal to or lower than the main sound volume.



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Computer geek from the age of 7, which amounts to 30 years of computer experience. From the early days (when every computer company had their own OS) of DOS, Windows 1.0 through Seven...

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6 thoughts on “Set indiviual Sound Volume for programs in Windows 7 [Quick Tip]”

  1. M. Uvais says:

    Great Post again :)

  2. Stephanie Snyder Staker says:

    I see nothing like he describes!

    1. Rich says:

      You will only see other applications if they are currently running (and you’re using Windows 7.)

  3. Alexandra Lawrenz says:

    Thomas, this is a great invention since some programs can be noisy and unnecessary
    while volume is pertinent in others.  Gamers
    would probably want their volume on at all time, whereas those working in an
    office may not. Is there another way to adjust the volume separately?

    1. Thomas says:

      Thank you for your comment.
      I’m not aware of any other tools (natively) in Windows allowing you to do this. 

  4. Alek says:

    Is there a USB controller or something of the sort that can control per application like this? The closest thing I can think of would be buying a small USB touch screen monitor and moving the volume control over to it but that’s expensive :/

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