How To Bring Back The Classic Volume Mixer On Windows 11 / 10

The new volume control looks like horizontal slide bar where you can adjust the increase and decrease of volume. If you want to bring back the old volume control which is vertical then you can do it in few steps. In this article let us see how to bring back the classic volume mixer on Windows 10

Method 1: Use The Taskbar Shortcut


Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type sndvol.exe in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the volume mixer window




Step 3: In the taskbar, right click on the volume speaker icon

Step 4: Then from the appeared list click on pin to taskbar


Pin Taskbar


Step 5: Now when you click on the pinned volume speaker icon you can access the classic Volume Mixer anytime you need it from its shortcut on the taskbar.





Method 2: Using The Registry


Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type regedit.exe in the run prompt and hit enter




Step 3: A user account control window will open click on yes. This will open the windows registry editor

Step 4: Navigate to the following path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

Step 5: Right click on CurrentVersion folder and from the list click on New




Step 6: From the fly out list click on key




Step 7: Name the folder as MTCUVC

Step 8: Select the created folder MTCUVC by clicking on it




Step 9: On the right side, right click on the empty space and click on New

Step 10: Then from the appeared list click on DWORD (32-bit) Value




Step 11: Name the value as EnableMtcUvc




Step 12: Double click on EnableMtcUvc and set its value data to 0

Step 13: To save the changes click on ok


Value Data


Step 14: Restart the system and then click on the speaker icon to see the old volume mixer back.



Method 3: Access The Volume Mixer From The System Tray


Step 1: Click on the GitHub link and download the ClassicVolumeMixer.exe file by clicking on it

Step 2: Once you click on the exe file it will get downloaded


Volume Mixer


Step 3: Open the run prompt using Windows +R keys together

Step 4: Type shell:startup and hit enter




Step 5: In the opened startup folder paste the downloaded file ClassicVolumeMixer.exe


Mixer File


Step 6: Close the file explorer and restart the system

Step 7: Once restarted you will find a new speaker icon in the system’s tray. That is when you click on the arrow mark at the bottom right corner in the task bar you will find a speaker icon named classic volume mixer

Step 8: You can click on the icon to use it.

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Thank you!!