It is convenient when different applications on your phone ping with a different sound whenever a new notification arrives. Different sounds make it easy for you to figure out the application without looking at the phone. Thus, it makes your life easy.
What if Windows 10 had an easy framework with the sounds? If you’re expecting any good info, you’re right. Windows 10 enables you to set per-app outputs. For instance, you can set a different playback volume when you’re wearing your headphones. While any other level when the speakers are attached without manually switching between the two.
The per-app sound feature was introduced with the release of Windows 10. Unfortunately, this feature is not available on Windows 10, but don’t get too upset about it. The function can still be accessed via third-party apps like CheVolume and Audio Router.
How to set Per-App Sound Outputs in Windows 10?
The steps to set per-app sound outputs in Windows 10 are:
- Go to the new ‘Sound Settings’ panel.
- Right-click on the ‘Speaker’ icon on the screen.
- A pop-up menu will open. Select ‘Open Sound Settings’ from the menu.
Note: You can also view these settings in the ‘Sound’ tab under settings app on your Windows 10.
- A ‘Sound Settings’ window will open. Click on the ‘App Volume and Device Preferences’ option under the ‘Other Sound Options’ section.
- Select the output and input devices attached to your computer from the drop-down menu on the top of the window.
- Set the volume levels for each app in the ‘App Volume and Device Preferences’ window.
Note: In case an app name doesn’t appear in the list, launch the application and begin recording audio.
- Tap on the ‘Input’ and ‘Output’ drop-down menu to the right of the volume slider to assign an output to the apps. For instance, you can set one app output sound to your headphones, and another app outputs sound to your speakers.
- To save the changes, close the apps, and launch again. Windows 10 will automatically save the settings and remember the same when you relaunch the app.
In case you want to set a default sound playback on your Windows 10, click on the speaker icon in the notification center. Select the name of your current sound device, and then select the device you want to use. After this, all the apps are set to ‘Default’ device.
You can also get your hands on the old volume mixer in Windows 10. To access the same, right-click on the speaker icon and tap on the ‘Open Volume Mixer’ option.
The ‘App volume and device preferences’ settings work very similarly to the old volume mixer along with additional options.
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