If you want to set or change sound for your Windows or Windows programs, you will need to open the Sound dialog. In this post, I will show you six methods to open the Sound dialog in Windows 10.

6 methods to open the Sound dialog in Windows 10

Method 1: by right clicking on Speakers icon

Right click on the Speakers icon on the left side of the Windows 10 taskbar, and then from the pop-up menu on this icon select Sounds.

Right click Speakers icon

Method 2: through Start menu search

Bring up the Windows 10 Start menu, and then start typing “sound” (without quotation marks) in the search box. When the “Sound (Control panel)” appears in the search results, click it to open the Sound dialog.

Type sound in Start menu

Method 3: from Settings

Step 1: Right click on the Windows 10 desktop and select Personalize from the context menu. You will go directly to the Personalization section of the Settings.

Click Personalize

Step 2: Click Themes on the left side, and then click “Advanced sound settings” on the right side to open the Sound dialog.

Click Advanced Sound Settings

Method 4: from Control Panel

Step 1: Open the Windows 10 Control Panel, by pressing Win + X and then selecting Control Panel.

Step 2: Type “sound” (without quotation marks) in the “Search Control Panel” field in the upper right corner, and then click the Sound link.

Click Sound link

Method 5: via Run dialog

Open the Run dialog box by Win + R, type in “control mmsys.cpl sounds”, and click OK. This will open the Sound dialog.

Type commands in Run box

Method 6: with Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell

Step 1: Open a Command Prompt by pressing Win + X and then selecting Command Prompt, or open a Windows PowerShell through typing powershell in the Start menu search box.

Step 2: Type “control mmsys.cpl sounds” (without quotation marks) in the Command Prompt or in the Windows PowerShell, and press Enter key. This will also open the Sound dialog.

Open Sound with Command Prompt