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Instructions: Enable Updated Volume Mixer in Windows 11 Build 25281+ (Dev)

The day before, Microsoft released a new Windows 11 Insider Build 22581 to the Dev Channel, which again brings a few hidden innovations. For example, an updated volume mixer has been added that allows you to change the volume of individual applications from the quick actions menu without going to the Settings application. The new feature is somewhat similar to the EarTrumpet app.

It’s important to note that the updated Volume Mixer hasn’t been officially announced yet, but it’s likely to be featured in upcoming Insider builds. To force enable the innovation, you need to use the ViVeTool utility and the instructions below.


  1. Download the ViVeTool utility by this link. This is a new version of ViveTool 0.3.2, the details of which we have covered in our material.
  2. Unzip the downloaded archive to any place on your computer (for example, you can create a ViVeTool folder in the root of the C: drive and place the files there).
  3. Open a command prompt as an administrator (for example, by typing CMD in the search and selecting the appropriate item).
  4. In the command line, navigate to the folder with ViVeTool using the command cd /d , then press Enter. For example: cd /d "C:\ViVeTool"
  5. Enter command vivetool /enable /id:42106010 /store:both and press Enter.
  6. Make sure that the command line shows the message “Successfully set feature configuration”
  7. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

To disable the function, use the command:

  • vivetool /disable /id:42106010 /store:both

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