I want to turn off the sound in Freecell and Solitaire in Windows 8, without turning off the sound in other programs I'm running. I like to play Freecell while listening to YouTube and the game sounds interfere with that.


As I mentioned here, there's no way to control the volume of individual Metro/Modern UI apps (not unless the app has its own volume control, which is unlikely). Metro apps are all bundled under System Sounds in the Volume Mixer, so it's an all-or-nothing proposition unfortunately.

Edit: Perhaps you can try keeping the main volume high, the System Sounds volume low/muted (which will affect all Metro apps including games), and open YouTube in Desktop IE or other browser.


In Windows 8 sweep from the right when you are in the game Freecell. That will bring up game options including sounds.


While in the game, sweep to the right to get the bar on the side of the screen. Click "Settings" and then "Game Options", and you can turn down music and game sounds from there. Your regular volume is unaffected.

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