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How To Change the Volume of Individual Apps in Windows 10 & 11

Whenever you use the taskbar volume slider to adjust the volume, it affects the entire system including all applications. Generally, this is a good thing. However, there might be times when you need to change the volume of a specific app or program. For example, you may want to lower the volume of your game while keeping your music player volume high, or reduce the volume of system notifications and other unnecessary apps while watching a movie. Whatever the use case, you can use the Volume Mixer tool to change the volume for a specific app or program on Windows 10 and Windows 11. In this tutorial, I will guide you through the steps. Let’s get started.

Change Volume for Specific Apps in Windows 11

  1. Right-click the volume icon on the taskbar.
  2. Select the Open Volume Mixer option.
  3. Under the “Apps” section, use the slider next to the app name to change the volume of the program.

Detailed Steps (With Screenshots)

First, right-click the volume icon on your taskbar and select the Open Volume Mixer option. Alternatively, open the Settings app (press the Windows key + I) and navigate to the System > Sound page. Here, click the Volume Mixer option under the “Advanced” section.

open volume mixer in Windows 11

On the Volume Mixer page, go to the “Apps” section. Under it, use the slider next to the application of your choice to adjust the volume. For example, to change the volume of only my browser, I use the slider next to Chrome. This way, only my browser’s volume is affected while the system and other apps remain unchanged.

change volume of individual app Windows 11

That’s all. It is that simple to change the volume of an individual app in Windows 11.

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Change Volume for Specific Apps in Windows 10

  1. On the taskbar, right-click on the volume icon.
  2. Choose the Open Volume Mixer option.
  3. Use the slider in the app name to change the volume of that application.

Detailed Steps (With Screenshots)

First, open the Volume Mixer tool in Windows 10. To do that, right-click the volume icon and select the Open Volume Mixer option. Alternatively, open Control Panel, navigate to Hardware and Sound, and click the Adjust System Volume option.

Now, use the app-specific slider to change the volume of the specific program.

change volume of individual app Windows 10

That’s it. It is that simple to change the volume of an individual app in Windows 10.

Wrapping Up — Adjusting Volume of Individual Programs in Windows 10 and Windows 11

As you can see, adjusting the volume of individual apps or programs is way easier than you think, thanks to the built-in Volume Mixer tool. Simply open the tool and use the available slider next to the app name (on Windows, under the app name) to change the volume of that application. Since we are only changing the volume of a specific application, all other apps and the system volume are unaffected.

If you have any questions or need help, comment below. I’ll be happy to assist.

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