Windows 10 has established itself as a successful new operating system from Microsoft. It has many new features and many improvements over the older versions of Windows. But one thing that it lacks is the ability to control the volumes of individual apps. This could be very annoying at times. For example, if you want to receive Skype calls at a louder volume but want to keep playing music in the background at a much lower volume, then it is not so easy in Windows 10. Fortunately, an open-source program called Ear Trumpet can help you control the volume levels of different apps right from the Windows’ system tray.
The Ear Trumpet application installs a small trumpet icon in the notification area of Windows, near the bottom-right corner of your screen. You can click on this icon to view and control the volume levels of different apps being run in Windows 10. The volume controls are basically slider controls and you can slide them to the left or right or decrease or increase the volumes of these apps respectively.
If you have no Modern apps running in Windows 10, then perhaps you won’t see any volume controls. In that case, you can right-click on the Ear Trumpet and select Show Desktop Apps from the right-click context menu. Now it will display volume controls for both the newer Modern apps and the traditional Windows applications.
While the native Windows 10 volume control allows you to control the overall volume of the system, the Ear Trumpet app can be used to control the volume levels of individual apps running in your PC. This can be useful if you silence some of the apps or prefer the volume coming from one app over another.
You can download the Ear Trumpet app from https://github.com/File-New-Project/EarTrumpet/releases.