How to Switch Your Chromebook to “Mono” (So You Can Wear One Earbud)

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On the vast majority of units, audio is separated between the 2 audio system—that is known as “stereo.” In the event you’re laborious of listening to in a single ear, or hear in an surroundings not conducive to clogging each ears with sound, you’ll be able to simply change your Chromebook to “mono” mode so the identical audio comes from each audio system.

Making this change will permit you hear the identical factor in each earbuds as an alternative of panned audio, the place some comes from one aspect and the remaining from the opposite to create a extra immersive surroundings. Thus, you’ll be able to put on only one earbud and nonetheless get the total vary of sound that may in any other case be lacking in the usual “stereo” mode.

First, open the setting menu by clicking the system tray, then the gear icon.

From there, scroll down and open the “Superior” menu.

Scroll down till you see the “Accessibility” part, then click on “Handle accessibility options.”

Within the Accessibility menu, scroll all the best way to the underside, the place you’ll discover the Audio part. Slide the “Play the identical audio via all audio system (mono mode)” toggle to on. Increase. You’re carried out.

Optionally, if switching backwards and forwards between mono and stereo audio is one thing you assume you’ll do typically, you’ll be able to soar again into the primary Settings menu and slide the “All the time present accessibility choices within the system menu” toggle to on, which can place an accessibility slideout menu within the system tray. Very helpful!

And right here’s what that appears like in follow:

 

Straightforward peasy.

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