Sound Settings Moved ?


  1. Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Sound Settings Moved ?


    I noticed a annoyance past few months.
    Sound settings hidden away in new modern win 10 settings menu .

    I want this menu back at the front.

    How do i get this back in the Task bar drop down ?

    Sound Settings Moved ?-sound-settings.png
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  2. Posts : 35,594
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, are you referring perhaps to the change in options available from the volume icon in 1903? (Sounds missing from context menu)
    How to access Control panel sound settings on Windows 10 1903
    https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/133029-how-get-windows-10-may-2019-update-version-1903-a-72.html


    This was raised in a thread a little while back, but I can't find it right now.
    Post #3 here:
    Finding the Sound control from Settings
    is relevant and may suggest a way forward- e.g. a shortcut.

    Likewise
    explorer shell:::{F2DDFC82-8F12-4CDD-B7DC-D4FE1425AA4D}
    from
    CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List for Windows 10

    I use a useful freeware program called Volume2- right click its tray icon, clicking Playback shows that CP dialogue.
    Volume2 also provides scroll control and middle click mute of volume when hovering over the taskbar, amongst other things.
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  3. Posts : 2,159
    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
       #3

    In 20H1 Microsoft has restored the "Sounds" option in the Speaker’s context menu on the Task bar, meanwhile (as other users have said) you can use third-party programs, I also use Volume˛.

    Flight notes build 18956 (20H1):
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  4. Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Right clicking that sound icon, only shows these options in system tray ,
    closest of which is the menu showed in the first image i shared.
    Which forces me to press a button there, to get to settings i want .


    Sound Settings Moved ?-missing.png

    oh well. Ill read the first reply closer.

    - - - Updated - - -

    This shortcut will do for now

    mmsys.cpl sounds




    and ill look into that app mentioned by dalchina
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  5. Posts : 25,092
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    OtherWay1982 said:
    Sound settings hidden away in new modern win 10 settings menu...
    With each new version of Windows 10, more controls are migrating from Control Panel to the Settings App. Settings is the 'new CP'.

    The older Control Panel version is still available in 1903 from Settings via the 'Sound Control Panel' link here:


    Sound Settings Moved ?-image.png
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  6. Posts : 2,159
    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
       #6

    Bree said:
    The older Control Panel version is still available in 1903 from Settings via the 'Sound Control Panel' link here:
    Sound Settings Moved ?-image.png
    I think OtherWay1982 already knows that, look at the image of the first post of this thread.
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