Windows 10: Volume Mixer Issue

Discus and support Volume Mixer Issue in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello, I am having trouble with the audio levels in volume mixer. Whenever I try to adjust the volume in the "Device" column, it changes the 'volume... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by HotMoneyBigFoot, Apr 6, 2021 at 11:57 PM.

  1. Volume Mixer Issue


    I am having trouble with the audio levels in volume mixer. Whenever I try to adjust the volume in the "Device" column, it changes the 'volume range' for all applications but not the 'volume levels.' For example:

    If the volume in the Devices column is at 100 and the Applications volume is at 100, when the Devices volume is lowered to 50, the Applications volume stays at 100. However, if the Application volume is lowered to 50, the Devices volume does not change. Furthermore, if the Devices volume is put back at 100, the Application volume remains at 50.

    Previously, if I would set the Device volume to 50, the Application volume would be set to 50 as well.

    This is causing volume output to be extremely high unless the Device volume is set low I currently have to keep it around 12 when using headphones. I have tried updating/ reinstalling drivers, changing sound settings, starting and stopping Windows Audio services, changing device sound setting, etc and nothing works.

    I have had this problem once or twice before but it went away when I rolled back a system update and would not carry over once I updated again. However, the only way it seems I can do that, at the moment, is to do a reset which I would prefer not to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    HotMoneyBigFoot, Apr 6, 2021 at 11:57 PM

  2. Issues with the Volume mixer on windows 10.

    Hi Margit,

    I appreciate if you could answer few questions to narrow down to the issue.

    1. What is the exact issue that you are facing?

    2. Did you receive any error message?

    3. Does that mean that the Volume mixer icon is not present on the desktop?

    4. Are you facing this sound issue on any specific application, since you had mentioned Skype?

    If the Volume mixer icon is missing from the desktop, this issue may arise when the notification for the Volume mixer is not turned on in the settings.

    Please follow the below steps and check if that helps to resolve the issue.

    • Type Notifications in the Searchbar and select Notifications and action center.

    • Select the option “Select which icons appear on the taskbar”.

    • Make sure the Volume icon has been turned on from the settings.
    If the issue still persists, I suggest you to download and install any pending updates that needs to be installed on the computer through Windows update and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Hope that the information helps. Please do let us know whether you are able to retrieve the icon to the Action center. If the issue still persists, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
    Krishna Prasobh V, Apr 7, 2021 at 12:01 AM
  3. volume mixer in taskbar in WIndows 10

    Hi Caroline,

    The requirement of pinning Volume mixer to the taskbar is currently not available in Windows 10. However, you can view Volume mixer from the volume control icon located in the system tray.

    Before we assist further, I would like to ask you a few questions:

    • Are you not able to see volume icon or the volume mixer on the computer?

    • If volume icon, have you enabled the option to show in the system tray?

    If you want to view Volume mixer on the PC and have enabled volume icon on the system tray, follow the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.

    • Right click on the volume icon and select
      Open Volume Mixer
      from the context menu.

    • Check if the window is accessible on the computer.

    Note: The option to pin Volume mixer to the taskbar is not currently available on the computer.

    Write to us with the status of pinning Volume mixer on taskbar in the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
  4. Julie Ram Win User

    Volume Mixer Issue

    Volume mixer issues.


    Corrupted audio driver is one of the possible reasons why you're having issues with the volume mixer. To provide you the appropriate resolution, we'd like to collate more information. Kindly answer the questions below:

    • Did you make any changes on your computer prior to the issue?
    • Have you one some troubleshooting steps? If yes, kindly enumerate those so we can avoid duplication of efforts on your end.
    • Does the issue persists on other applications?

    In the meantime, you may try running the audio troubleshooter to fix audio problems that you encounter.

    We'll wait for your response.

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