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EarTrumpet 2.3 is out with new features for better volume management on Windows 10 and 11

A screenshot of the Eartrumpet app

EarTrumpet, a rather useful Windows volume control utility, has been updated to version with multiple quality-of-life improvements. You can now turn on or off various features, use extra keyboard keys for shortcuts, and enjoy a more stable app with smoother flyout animations.

What is new in EarTrumpet

  • Added setting to turn on/off ability to change volume with the scroll wheel anywhere (thanks @Tester798!)
  • Added setting to turn on/off ability to change volume with the scroll wheel when hovering over the EarTrumpet icon (thanks @Tester798!)
  • Added new community settings area
  • Added new community setting to turn on/off use of a logarithmic volume scale (thanks @yonatan-mitmit!)
  • Added legacy shortcuts to the context menu pointing to [App volume and device preferences] / [Volume mixer]
  • Added ability to use the Windows key in shortcuts (thanks @iamevn!)
  • Added linguistic display name sorting for audio devices (thanks @Tester798!)
  • Added a workaround for Windows Search (CortanaUI) showing a default asset (X) icon
  • Fixed an issue where installation of EarTrumpet via AppInstaller would fail if the Visual C++ libs package was not installed
  • Fixed an issue where EarTrumpet tooltips were not updating live while scrolling the mouse wheel on Windows 10 (thanks @krlvm!)
  • Forced EarTrumpet to render in software-only mode to keep it off power hungry GPUs.
  • Improved the flyout animation (thanks @krlvm!)

EarTrumpets volume mixed in Windows 11

You can download EarTrumpet for free from the Microsoft Store. The app supports Windows 10 and 11 but lacks UI optimizations for the latter (volume sliders are Windows 10-like). Still, Windows 11 users may soon want to drop the app as Microsoft is working on a much-improved native volume mixer. The feature is already available for testing in Windows 11 preview builds, with public rollout expected later this year in the Windows 11 23H2 update.

If you are looking for more useful Windows 10 and 11 utilities, check out our articles covering top 11 Windows apps and 10 great programs for fixing Windows 11's inconveniences.

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