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    Use Old or New Volume Control UI in Windows 10

    Use Old or New Volume Control UI in Windows 10

    How to Use Old or New Volume Control in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    05 Jun 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Use Old or New Volume Control in Windows 10


    When you click/tap on the volume system icon on the taskbar in Windows 10, a new modern volume control will open.

    This tutorial will show you how to switch to use the old or new volume control for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to switch to using the old or new volume control for all users.

    When you right click on the volume icon, it will have the same options below when using either the old or new volume control.

    Use Old or New Volume Control UI in Windows 10-right_click_volume_icon.jpg

    EXAMPLE: Old and New (default) Volume Control
    Use Old or New Volume Control UI in Windows 10-old_volume_control.jpg Use Old or New Volume Control UI in Windows 10-new_volume_control.png



    Here's How:

    The downloadable .reg files below are to add and change the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC

    EnableMtcUvc DWORD

    0 = old
    1 = new (default)


    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Use Old Volume Control

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

    Old_volume_control.reg

    Download


     3. To Use New Volume Control

    This is the default setting.

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

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


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. XP1
    Posts : 6
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       #1

    The master volume is stored in the registry location:
    Code:
    ...\#eSpeakerTopo\Properties\{7fb7b48f-531d-44a2-bcb3-5ad5a134b3dc}
    For example, this REG file sets the master volume to 100%.
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceClasses\{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\##?#HDAUDIO#FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7680&SUBSYS_83847680&REV_1034#4&31e60982&0&0001#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\#eSpeakerTopo\Properties\{7fb7b48f-531d-44a2-bcb3-5ad5a134b3dc}\20000]
    @=hex(ffff1003):00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00
    The key name may differ. You need to restart for changes to take effect.

    You may not be able to edit or open the `Properties` or `{7fb7b48f-531d-44a2-bcb3-5ad5a134b3dc}` key in `regedit`. Although you have the necessary access permissions, you may receive an error like this:
    Code:
    [Window Title]
    Error Opening Key
    
    
    [Content]
    {7fb7b48f-531d-44a2-bcb3-5ad5a134b3dc} cannot be opened.
    An error is preventing this key from being opened.
    
    
    [OK]
    This is because the key name is too long. You will have to temporarily rename the long key name to one character and then rename it back.
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  2. Posts : 5
    WIndows 10 Pro
       #2

    Thank you both for the info!
    I was able to get the volume mixer by clicking on the system volume icon them clicking "mixer", however I was wondering if it would be possible to set up some sort of registry entry that would allow me to double click the volume icon and have it immediate open the volume mixer.

    I found that if I make a shortcut with the target "%windir%\System32\SndVol.exe -t 76611119 0" I can make it open where I want from a desktop shortcut but I was wondering if anyone could help me modify the registry so that I don't need the shortcut and can just double click the system sound icon to open the mixer.

    I also noticed when I examined the process with process explorer it listed this as the command line parameters: "SndVol.exe -r 77201237 0 {0.0.0.00000000}.{5fc3904c-eda2-46fb-b353-10e266407892}"

    I am thinking I might be able to get somewhere with that but I thought Id ask here to see if anyone could help point me in the right direction as I am not as experienced with the windows registry as I wish I was.

    - Thanks in advanced!
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,507
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello Geodripp, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I'm not sure how other than with a Volume Mixer shortcut like below.

    Volume Mixer Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I would recommend to create a new thread in the Customization forum for this instead though.
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  4. Posts : 5
    WIndows 10 Pro
       #4

    Brink said:
    Hello Geodripp, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I'm not sure how other than with a Volume Mixer shortcut like below.

    Volume Mixer Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I would recommend to create a new thread in the Customization forum for this instead though.
    Thank you, I have created a new thread at Volume Mixer upon click - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,507
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I hope you get a solution.
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #6

    I have applied this tweak using WinAeroTweaker already and the speaker icon when double-clicked DOES go to the mixer.

    However, I would really love to be able to go back to the standard theme context menu with "playback devices" and "recording devices".

    I'm referring to this:

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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,507
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hello sneak90731,

    I'm afraid this only affects the control slider UI, and not the context menu. I'm not aware of a way to change the context menu yet.

    Clicking on "Sounds" in the context menu will take you to "playback devices" and "recording devices" though.
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #8

    Brink said:
    Hello sneak90731,

    I'm afraid this only affects the control slider UI, and not the context menu. I'm not aware of a way to change the context menu yet.

    Clicking on "Sounds" in the context menu will take you to "playback devices" and "recording devices" though.
    Thanks. I'm aware it does that but just hate the new menu.

    About the "double post". I used quick-reply for the first one and it loaded the page with an empty yellow box where my post belongs without notifying me of an approval system and I refreshed the page and saw no post so I used regular reply and then was sent to the temporary landing page showing my post must be approved. I figure both went through and I just didn't know what was going on until the 2nd. Tried to PM you to explain but can't PM since I don't have 5+ posts.
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  9. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 4,481
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #9

    sneak90731 said:
    I have applied this tweak using WinAeroTweaker already and the speaker icon when double-clicked DOES go to the mixer.
    However, I would really love to be able to go back to the standard theme context menu with "playback devices" and "recording devices".
    I'm referring to this:
    For me it works if I right click the sound icon in the system tray.

    I get the following:

    Single click:

    Use Old or New Volume Control UI in Windows 10-sound-1.jpg

    Right click:


    Use Old or New Volume Control UI in Windows 10-sound-2.jpg
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