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Skype mutes all other applications when I'm in a call...

Hey there everyone, I've been having a hell of a time trying to get my other applications to work while Skype is running.

 

This is what happens...

 

Let's say I take a call in Skype. If I try to open Windows Media Player and try to listen to music, the player will say that the sound files are unavailable/unreadable. If a song was already playing it will go silent, unable to make another sound until I close the call.

 

It gets worse... It's not only in WMP, but also in Firefox, any video games I open up, and just about everything in general.

 

Yes, I know that when you're in a call you should be listening to the person, but I tend to use Skype to chat while in game with friends, or to share videos on Youtube. It's become a real inconvienence.

 

I'm using an HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop with quad-core 1.6 processor and 4GB ram, running a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OS.

 

Please help!

Shade-AuraX
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Open Windows Sound Control Panel and got to Communication tab. Select there the option, which suits best your situation. If you don’t want any “muting” effects, then just select the option “Do nothing”.
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I have the same thing, But already did that but that didnt work

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