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Skype reduces other sound, how to disable?

Whenever I start or join a skype call with a game running, skype reduces the sound volume of the game. I find this extremely annoying. Does anyone know how to disable this?

Ilmryn
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Re: Skype reduces other sound, how to disable?

If you are on Windows 7, then open Windows Sound Control Panel -> Communication tab. Select the appropriate option for what Windows has to do when a communication activity is detected.

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Ilmryn wrote:

Whenever I start or join a skype call with a game running, skype reduces the sound volume of the game. I find this extremely annoying. Does anyone know how to disable this?



The problem is actually within the Windows audio settings.

 

In Control panel click on Sound > Communications.  Select "Do nothing" and save the change.

 

Try Below:

 

1.  Click Start >> Run >> Type mmsys.cpl

2.  Click the Communications tab.

3.  Select Do Nothing. Click OK.

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joined the commuinty just so i could give this guy kudos

 

thank you Tamim 


Tamim wrote:

Ilmryn wrote:

Whenever I start or join a skype call with a game running, skype reduces the sound volume of the game. I find this extremely annoying. Does anyone know how to disable this?



The problem is actually within the Windows audio settings.

 

In Control panel click on Sound > Communications.  Select "Do nothing" and save the change.

 

Try Below:

 

1.  Click Start >> Run >> Type mmsys.cpl

2.  Click the Communications tab.

3.  Select Do Nothing. Click OK.


 

dustin_getz
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This helped a lot thanks!

Liata
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I have tried the sound communication part to stop skype from lowering volumes on other programs however NOTHING happens when i change the option. I tried changing the option to "do nothing" NOTHING happened. So i tried to change it back to "reduce sound by 50%" but no changes happened again. Is there anything else i can do or need to do?

Lil_Alien
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This hasn't worked. Is there anything else i can do to stop the other programs being lowered as it is highly annoying.
Lil_Alien
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This hasn't worked for me. Is there any reasons why it hasn't worked?
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Have you found a way of sorting this problem as i am having the same one.
Lil_Alien
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Re: Skype reduces other sound, how to disable?

Look for a similar option in your Sound Card Control Panel. Might be something with "Gaming" or "Communication" mode.

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