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    Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    13 Nov 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10


    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 don’t miss any sounds.

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


    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    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.

    Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10-mono_audio_settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Mono Audio using a REG file


    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

    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.






    OPTION THREE

    Turn On or Off Mono Audio using a BAT file


    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

    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.






    OPTION FOUR

    Turn On or Off Mono Audio using Context Menu


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


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. GreenTea's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #1

    As one being deaf on one side, the BATs are very useful and easy to use. Thank you for this.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,804
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #2

    You're most welcome @GreenTea, and welcome to Ten Forums.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,804
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #3

    @GreenTea,

    I created a new tutorial below that I think you will like and hopefully makes it much easier for you turn on/off mono audio on demand using a context menu.

    How to Add Turn On or Off Mono Audio context menu in Windows 10
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  4. GreenTea's Avatar
    Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #4

    Turn On or Off Mono Audio in Windows 10-monocontext.png

    It's working! Never gonna use W10 without this from now on.

    Thank you
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,804
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #5

    GreenTea said:
    It's working! Never gonna use W10 without this from now on.

    Thank you

    You're most welcome.
      My Computers


 

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