Adjust the sound level on your computer

Most speakers have a volume control, but you can also control the overall level of sound on your computer using Windows.

Watch this video to learn how to adjust the sound level on your computer (1:04)
The quickest way to change the volume for your computer speakers is to click the Speakers button Picture of the Speakers button in the notification area of the taskbar, and then move the sliders up or down to increase or decrease the speaker volume.

After you open the Speaker volume, click Mixer if you want to separately control the volume of your speakers and other sound devices or programs using the Volume Mixer.

If you don't see the Speakers button in your taskbar, then Windows doesn't detect any speakers connected to your computer. If you're having trouble getting any sound from your computer, see Tips for fixing common sound problems.

Picture of the Volume Mixer
The Volume Mixer allows you to separately control the volume of your speakers and other sound devices or programs

Tip

  • To mute the volume, click the Mute button Picture of the Mute button .