Published by


Brink's Avatar
Administrator

Posts: 27,242

Show Printable Version 


information   Information
Starting with Windows 10 build 15025, people with partial hearing loss or deafness in one ear can turn on mono audio to have Windows play audio from both the left and right audio channels into both ears (channels) when using headphones, so they donít miss any sounds.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off mono audio for your account in Windows 10.

CONTENTS:





Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

2. Click/tap on Audio on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Turn on mono audio on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

Name:  Mono_audio_Settings.jpg
Views: 147
Size:  62.2 KB






Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Mono Audio using a REG file

Note   Note
The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Audio

AccessibilityMonoMixState DWORD

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 Mono Audio

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_mono_audio.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Mono Audio

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_OFF_mono_audio.reg

download

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. Sign out and sign in to apply.

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






Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Mono Audio using a BAT file

Note   Note
You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.



The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Audio

AccessibilityMonoMixState DWORD

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 Mono Audio

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_mono_audio.bat

download


 3. To Turn Off Mono Audio

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_mono_audio.bat

download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Unblock the .bat file.

6. Run the .bat file.

7. Click/tap on Yes when prompted by UAC to "Run as administrator".

8. You will now notice a command prompt open and close to make the registry changes and stop and start the "Windows Audio" (Audiosrv) service to apply.

9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn