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Adjust Volume Mixer for Individual Applications in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

When it comes to volume settings Windows 7 offers the most versatile and sophisticated feature with promising facilities. In legacy operating systems by Microsoft whenever any third party application that used audios was configured and volume was adjusted in it the volume adjustment was reflected globally that is the main volume of the computer was adjusted. However in Windows 7 users can adjust the volume levels of the computers according to the individual applications. This means that if a user is playing VLC player he can adjust the volume for it individually which will never reflect the global volume settings of the computer. As a Windows 7 user if you want to do so you are required to follow the steps given as below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer with any account as the configuration does not require any elevated privileges.

  2. Open VLC player.

  3. Click on speaker icon in system tray and click on Mixer link.

  4. On Volume Mixer box adjust the volume bar under VLC icon.

  5. You can notice that only VLCvolume bar is adjusted and the main volume of the computer is left intact.

  6. Once done close Volume Mixer box.

The settings will remain persistent till you change them manually next time.