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How to play audio in mono in Chrome OS

How to play audio in mono in Chrome OS

You can also quickly enable Mono Audio from the Accessibility shortcut in the System menu. For more information on enabling and using the Accessibility Shortcut, see our article How to enable the Accessibility shortcut in Chrome OS. 

Short guide:

  1. Click on the Time widget to open the System menu. Click on the Settings  button,
  2. Click on the Menu button  and select Accessibility. If you can’t see this option, click Advanced.
  3. Click Manage accessibility settings.
  4. Click on the toggle switch for Play the same audio through all speakers (mono audio) to turn it on.

Before and after

This section explains the steps you need to follow to enable mono audio in Chrome OS, with pictures of the screen to help.  

Open the Settings

1. Click on the Time widget in the bottom right corner to open the System menu. Click on the Settings  button.

Click on the Time then the Settings button

Find the Accessibility settings

2. Click on the Menu button  in the Settings window and select Accessibility. If you can’t see this option, click Advanced to reveal more menu items.

Select Accessibility. Click Advanced if you can't see the option

Open the Accessibility settings

3. Click Manage accessibility features.

Click Manage Accessibility features

Enable mono audio

4. Scroll down to the Audio and captions section. Click on the toggle switch for Play the same audio through all speakers (mono audio) to turn it on.

Click on the toggle switch for Play the same audio through all speakers

Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

Created on: June-21-2022

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