Windows 10: Can I set maximum volume scale to be lower for more control?

Discus and support Can I set maximum volume scale to be lower for more control? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; My volume is consistently around 5-15%, otherwise it's too loud. My Android phone let me have more control by making the 100% loudness to be more like... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Splotte, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Can I set maximum volume scale to be lower for more control?


    My volume is consistently around 5-15%, otherwise it's too loud. My Android phone let me have more control by making the 100% loudness to be more like 30%, so I can use the full range (0-100) for just 0-30%.

    Is there a setting somewhere deep that can do the same for Windows? I'd like to actually use volume sliders more than two ticks' worth without obliterating my ears.

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    /u/Splotte, Nov 8, 2019
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    Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking in Settings

    How to Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking in Windows 10


    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10.

    Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if youre blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents.

    Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you're in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation.

    Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text.

    You can personalize Narrator's voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices.

    By default, the audio volume from other apps is automatically lowered so you can hear Narrator better when it's speaking.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to automatically lower the volume of other apps when Narrator is speaking for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking using a REG file





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    OPTION ONE
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    Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking in Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    *note You can also press the Win+Ctrl+N keys to directly open Narrator settings.

    2. Click/tap on Narrator on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Lower the volume of other apps when Narrator is speaking for what you want on the right side under Personalize Narrator's voice. (see screenshot below)

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.


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    OPTION TWO
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    Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam

    DuckAudio string value

    0 = Off
    1 = On



    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Turn On Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_Lower_volume_of_other_apps_when_Narrator_is_speaking.reg


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    3. To Turn Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_Lower_volume_of_other_apps_when_Narrator_is_speaking.reg


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    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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