help with the volume mixer on windows 10


Darren Harris
 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.


Gene
 

How are you opening the volume control and is the application running and playing audio when you look for the control?

Gene

On 6/11/2022 5:28 PM, Darren Harris via groups.io wrote:

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.



Sarah k Alawami
 

What happens if you try? If you cannot find the app then go to sounds in control panel, and tab to advanced and find your app there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.


Gene
 

In addition to what I said in my previous message, it appears you don't have to have the audio playing.  It does appear that you have to have played at least a bit of audio in the application and then left it opened.  Open the application, play a bit of audio, then stop it if you wish. 
Open the volume control and tab through the fields.  You should see the application and its control. 

Gene

On 6/11/2022 5:32 PM, Gene wrote:
How are you opening the volume control and is the application running and playing audio when you look for the control?

Gene

On 6/11/2022 5:28 PM, Darren Harris via groups.io wrote:

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.




Shawn
 

I type sound mixer to get it from the start menu. When I open it I tab to applications list and select the one I want. Then tab twice past the mute button to adjust the output volume slider. There are 2 sound settings apps, the sound and the volume mixer. Sound doesn't have settings for individual apps, but it has properties to adjust things with the mic, like effects and the ability to listen to your microphone.

Shawn Klein

On 6/11/2022 5:35 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

What happens if you try? If you cannot find the app then go to sounds in control panel, and tab to advanced and find your app there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.


Gene
 

If  you type sndvol in the run dialog or in the Windows start menu and press enter, the volume control will open.  You don't have to decide which utility to use, you will be in the correct one and you can tab through the controls for the available applications.

Gene

On 6/11/2022 9:18 PM, Shawn via groups.io wrote:

I type sound mixer to get it from the start menu. When I open it I tab to applications list and select the one I want. Then tab twice past the mute button to adjust the output volume slider. There are 2 sound settings apps, the sound and the volume mixer. Sound doesn't have settings for individual apps, but it has properties to adjust things with the mic, like effects and the ability to listen to your microphone.

Shawn Klein

On 6/11/2022 5:35 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

What happens if you try? If you cannot find the app then go to sounds in control panel, and tab to advanced and find your app there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.



Sarah k Alawami
 

Actually not all apps will appear there for what ever reason but I do see them in the sound mixer.  I really nave no clue as to why but both work dependinging on what you need to do.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

If  you type sndvol in the run dialog or in the Windows start menu and press enter, the volume control will open.  You don't have to decide which utility to use, you will be in the correct one and you can tab through the controls for the available applications.

Gene

On 6/11/2022 9:18 PM, Shawn via groups.io wrote:

I type sound mixer to get it from the start menu. When I open it I tab to applications list and select the one I want. Then tab twice past the mute button to adjust the output volume slider. There are 2 sound settings apps, the sound and the volume mixer. Sound doesn't have settings for individual apps, but it has properties to adjust things with the mic, like effects and the ability to listen to your microphone.

Shawn Klein

On 6/11/2022 5:35 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

What happens if you try? If you cannot find the app then go to sounds in control panel, and tab to advanced and find your app there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.

 


Gene
 

typing sndvol, as I described, opens a utility that is identified as volume mixer.  I'm not sure what else people are discussing but in the volume mixer, any opened application that produces audio will be there if the application is opened and if it has played audio and remains opened after that, even if it isn't playing audio at the time.

Gene

On 6/11/2022 9:40 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Actually not all apps will appear there for what ever reason but I do see them in the sound mixer.  I really nave no clue as to why but both work dependinging on what you need to do.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

If  you type sndvol in the run dialog or in the Windows start menu and press enter, the volume control will open.  You don't have to decide which utility to use, you will be in the correct one and you can tab through the controls for the available applications.

Gene

On 6/11/2022 9:18 PM, Shawn via groups.io wrote:

I type sound mixer to get it from the start menu. When I open it I tab to applications list and select the one I want. Then tab twice past the mute button to adjust the output volume slider. There are 2 sound settings apps, the sound and the volume mixer. Sound doesn't have settings for individual apps, but it has properties to adjust things with the mic, like effects and the ability to listen to your microphone.

Shawn Klein

On 6/11/2022 5:35 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

What happens if you try? If you cannot find the app then go to sounds in control panel, and tab to advanced and find your app there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.

 



Sarah k Alawami
 

Yes, with some exceptions. I use apps that are not open but are in the system tray and they play sound. The nly way for me to get to them is via the volume mixer like someone on here suggested. So again, depends on the situation and your SOP.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

typing sndvol, as I described, opens a utility that is identified as volume mixer.  I'm not sure what else people are discussing but in the volume mixer, any opened application that produces audio will be there if the application is opened and if it has played audio and remains opened after that, even if it isn't playing audio at the time.

Gene


Darren Harris
 

Butg when I type sndvol yes I can change the volumes of individual apps but I can’t change the soundcard. There is a button that used to work next to the volume of each app that you used to be able to hit spacebar on and you could change the sound in there but for some reason it’s not coming up. If I press enter on it then it just shuts the app.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 12 June 2022 04:48
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Yes, with some exceptions. I use apps that are not open but are in the system tray and they play sound. The nly way for me to get to them is via the volume mixer like someone on here suggested. So again, depends on the situation and your SOP.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

typing sndvol, as I described, opens a utility that is identified as volume mixer.  I'm not sure what else people are discussing but in the volume mixer, any opened application that produces audio will be there if the application is opened and if it has played audio and remains opened after that, even if it isn't playing audio at the time.

Gene


Darren Harris
 

Well when I get into the volume mixer itself I can see each app yes but what the problem is that the button you hit to change soundcards for each app doesn’t want to work. I’ve tried spacebar, does nothing. Enter simply closes it. I’ve even tried routing the mouse and doing an numpad insert enter on it. Also tried a left click with the numpad again doesn’t work.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 11 June 2022 23:35
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

What happens if you try? If you cannot find the app then go to sounds in control panel, and tab to advanced and find your app there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.


Richard Kuzma
 

Good morning,

Is there an alt and a letter key to use with it.

I seen this in media player where you hae to use the alt and the k to open the button as space and enter do not work.

Just a thought

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2022 5:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Well when I get into the volume mixer itself I can see each app yes but what the problem is that the button you hit to change soundcards for each app doesn’t want to work. I’ve tried spacebar, does nothing. Enter simply closes it. I’ve even tried routing the mouse and doing an numpad insert enter on it. Also tried a left click with the numpad again doesn’t work.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 11 June 2022 23:35
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

What happens if you try? If you cannot find the app then go to sounds in control panel, and tab to advanced and find your app there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.


Gene
 

I've never seen such buttons in the Windows volume control, that which is accessed by sndvol.

However, this page tells you how to do this in Windows 10.
https://www.alphr.com/change-audio-output-different-programs/

If you want to see other instructions or if any pages give different ways, doing a Google search for changing sound card for specific application will bring up results.

Gene

On 6/12/2022 4:55 AM, Darren Harris via groups.io wrote:

Well when I get into the volume mixer itself I can see each app yes but what the problem is that the button you hit to change soundcards for each app doesn’t want to work. I’ve tried spacebar, does nothing. Enter simply closes it. I’ve even tried routing the mouse and doing an numpad insert enter on it. Also tried a left click with the numpad again doesn’t work.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 11 June 2022 23:35
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

What happens if you try? If you cannot find the app then go to sounds in control panel, and tab to advanced and find your app there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Hi all,

 

For some weird reason I’m having issues with the volume mixer on windows 10.

 

Am trying to change the soundcard for 1 particular application and I just can’t seem to do it. I do have win 10 app essential’s installed and enabled.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Many thanks.



Sarah k Alawami
 

Change via the split button. There is a tool bar you can interact with. That will change  the whole system.  You can also do this via the game bar’s sound panel, and via sound mixer

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2022 2:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Butg when I type sndvol yes I can change the volumes of individual apps but I can’t change the soundcard. There is a button that used to work next to the volume of each app that you used to be able to hit spacebar on and you could change the sound in there but for some reason it’s not coming up. If I press enter on it then it just shuts the app.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 12 June 2022 04:48
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

Yes, with some exceptions. I use apps that are not open but are in the system tray and they play sound. The nly way for me to get to them is via the volume mixer like someone on here suggested. So again, depends on the situation and your SOP.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] help with the volume mixer on windows 10

 

typing sndvol, as I described, opens a utility that is identified as volume mixer.  I'm not sure what else people are discussing but in the volume mixer, any opened application that produces audio will be there if the application is opened and if it has played audio and remains opened after that, even if it isn't playing audio at the time.

Gene


Jason Bratcher
 

I ponder if they're trying to change the device the app's audio is going through?
They CanNot Do That From The Volume Applit.
You Must Go to:
Settings (fastest way is Windows+I)
highlight and Space/Enter on these categories:
System
Sound
tab/shift+tab to the App Volume and Advanced Preferences link and activate it.
(Shift+Tab will be faster because this link is towards the end of the page, not the beginning).
Once here, a list of all apps that are playing/or recently played audio appear.
Tab a few times to that list,
arrow down to the offender you'd like to change,
tap Space/Enter to open its section,
tab over to the Output Device droplist and choose the new destination you'd like to use.
Just Alt+F4 when done here.
Jason Bratcher


Jason Bratcher
 

If you're looking for a quick volume adjustment of an overall destination's master volume
(or individual app),
use the SndVol command in the Run dialog box.
See Settings
System
Sound
App Volume and Advanced Preferences
to specifically delegate how audio is routed on your system.

Jason Bratcher


Jason Bratcher
 

FooBar2000 and VLCMediaPlayer are two such system tray applications.

Jason Bratcher


Jason Bratcher
 

Per Windows 10,
See my message about Settings
System
Sound
App Volume and Advanced Preferences.

Per Win11,
That's changed to
System in the first list
Space/Enter
then in the second tabbed-to list, tap Sound
Space/Enter
shift+tab to a More button in the Volume mixer App volume mix, app input & output devices group and activate it.
Jason Bratcher


darkmad88@...
 

This setting is located not in Volume Mixer, you mist go to sound settings in Settings appin Win10, and then find something like "App volume and device preferences@, in this window you will have a list of currently running apps for which you can individually set input and output device and set corresponding sound level. Yes, you need to play some sound using desired app and keep it running before doing this operation. Also, there can be a difference where to find this settings in different builds of Win10.