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When in a call, skype lowers the volume of other applications

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Novel Adventurer

Saw you're listening to a song on ITunes, once you call someone on skype, it's volume will be dimmed by 80% to 90%. Is there any way to turn this off? 

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Accepted by Claudius (Community Manager)
‎28-08-2015 11:00

you can try the procedure below;

 

1. Open the Run Command

2. Enter or Type mmsys.cpl

3. Click the Communications tab

4. Select Do Nothing

5. Save

 

 

 

Note: Actually, it is not Skype that lowers tha volume of other applications, it is windows that changes tha volume of other running applications when it detects communication activities, like a Skype call.




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Accepted by Claudius (Community Manager)
‎28-08-2015 11:00

you can try the procedure below;

 

1. Open the Run Command

2. Enter or Type mmsys.cpl

3. Click the Communications tab

4. Select Do Nothing

5. Save

 

 

 

Note: Actually, it is not Skype that lowers tha volume of other applications, it is windows that changes tha volume of other running applications when it detects communication activities, like a Skype call.




IF YOU FOUND OUR POST USEFUL THEN PLEASE GIVE "KUDOS". IF IT HELPED TO FIX YOUR ISSUE PLEASE MARK IT AS A "SOLUTION" TO HELP OTHERS. THANKS!
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Novel Adventurer

Thanks a million!

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Novel Adventurer

my computer does not have the communications tab. Now what?

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Casual Tourist

Hi, When i call from skype sound culity very bad. Skype new version not working good. how can i get old version ?

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syedaismatara wrote:

Hi, When i call from skype sound culity very bad. Skype new version not working good. how can i get old version ?


 

Do you have all Windows updates and updates to your system and any hardware devices by the manufacturers?

 

Please also see these:

 

https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10658/How-can-I-ensure-my-DirectX-and-graphics-drivers-are-wor...

 
If you are using WIN7 please see this: https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10330/Sound-guide-Windows-7

 

http://support.skype.com/en-us/category/CALL_QUALITY/

 

Note: the above link has 2 pages so please view them both.

 

https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA265/How-can-I-make-a-test-call

 

https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10746/How-can-I-improve-my-audio-quality

 

Also, you can use the Skype client program window at anytime and do:

 

Hellp -> Call Quality Guide -> Sound Check Wizard

 

A new version has just been released September 1, 2011:


Please download from here and when prompted click the open or run button: http://download.skype.com/SkypeSetup.exe

 

This new version is 5.5.0.115 to check what version you have, using the main Skype client window please do:

 

Help -> About Skype

 

About Me You can also use a IP Camera as your camera for Skype video Example Instructions
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syedaismatara wrote:

Hi, When i call from skype sound culity very bad. Skype new version not working good. how can i get old version ?


 

 

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Novel Tourist

senhores, preciso de uma assinatura que contemple ligações para telefones fixos e celulares, para o mundo todo, mas não consigo comprá-la, como fazer?

 

Gentlemen, I need a signature that includes calls to landlines and mobiles for the world, but can not buy it, how do?

 

tks.

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Casual Adventurer

Very awesome of you to make a very simple and easy way to fix this solution.

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Novel Tourist
How do I do that in Mac ?
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