Windows 10 audio can now be controlled from a Chromium browser

by Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
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  • Microsoft has promised a new way to control the volume in the Chrominium-based browsers.
  • Volume for all tabs in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge will be controlled individually.
  • This new feature will be accessible from the Volume Mixer option in the sound settings.
  • The company has not yet revealed a release date for this new feature but it's coming soon.
Chrome & Edge browsers new volume control

One of the projects that Microsoft is currently working on is overcoming the Chrominium-based browsers inability to properly interact with the Windows default sound settings scheme.

This will allow users to have a more specific control over the volume of everything that is running in the browser. and also over the web apps installed through Chrome or Edge.

New volume mixer integration for Chromium browsers

This application level sound status changes that will be applied to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge has been in the works for some time now and it won’t be long until we see it go live.

Through the latest Chrominium post, we got to take a peek at what these improvements will bring to the table, in terms of better and more accurate browser volume control.

As you know, the actual version of the volume mixer only offers general volume control for each window, rather than being more detailed. This is soon about to change, though, according to Microsoft.

Control more settings, more accurately

Prior to this new and exciting feature, the volume control settings were being adjusted based on the application that was running, not the individual tabs. This would mean that, usually, users were muting the whole application.

Soon, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome will display the names of all the audio tabs you have open in the Windows 10 volume mixer.

Imagine the level of control that you will have by being able to adjust everything, individually, instead of just turning sound off altogether.

It’s safe to say that this new initiative will also eliminate the situations in which users are having trouble understanding why sound isn’t working anymore in their browser, because they previously turned it off.

Microsoft didn’t specify when this initiative will materialize into reality. What we do know is that the process has started and all he have to do is wait for it.

What is your opinion on this new feature that Microsoft is bringing to the volume control settings? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.

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