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Skype Decreases Sounds of Other Windows 8.1 Applications [Issue Resolved]

Posted in Windows6 years ago

The users of Skype will notice one unusual thing while they are using Skype for a call or to receive a call from their contacts. They will notice that when a call comes or they call to someone, the volume of various other applications decreases to some extent. Although it is a good feature of Skype because it enables you to talk anyone quite conveniently without the noise from other applications, but sometimes it becomes unavoidable. It is when you are listening anything important or you are hearing your favourite song, but you cannot avoid this unusual situation because it is useful for the users of Skype equal.

Windows 8.1 helps you greatly in this context and you can support the volume of other applications while using Skype in Windows 8.1 now. If you are not happy with Windows 8.1 supported Skype app then you can also use Windows 7 like Skype for desktop in Windows 8.1. You do not need to look for the ways to get rid of this unusual problem. Here is how you can do so by following an easy and simple process that will not take much of your time. You just need to spend a few moments in the process.

Steps to Allow Other Applications’ Sounds During Skype Call in Windows 8.1

Step 1: Go to the system tray that lies at the bottom of your desktop to the right side. It is also called the Notification Area. You will find here a few icons. You need to right-click the “Volume” icon as it has been shown in the screenshot below.

preventing Skype from Decreasing Volume1Step 2: Now you will see a few options where you need to select the “Sounds” option.

Maintain the Volume of Songs While Using Skype in Windows 8.1-2Step 3: As you click on it, you will be led towards the “Sounds” menu where you will find some tabs on the top of the screen. Click on the “Communications” tab that will show you some options with radio buttons. In the menu you need to select the option “Do nothing” that lies at the end of the list and click “Apply” to apply the settings you have selected.

maintain the Volume of songs while using Skype in Windows 8.1-3Now you do not need to bother about the volume of the applications running while you are receiving a call or calling someone. You would be able to keep up the volume.

Note: If you want to cut the volume of other apps to some extent, you will find its option and if you want to mute the volume of other apps, it can also be done by selecting the option “Mute all other sounds” at the top of the list.


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  1. SuperSam64 December 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    This title is misleading. While it doesn’t specifically claim to work with the Windows 8.1 “modern” version of Skype it seems as though it is intentionally worded so as to imply that it does. This method works for ALL versions of Windows with the desktop versions of Skype (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, etc.) but does NOT work for the “modern” version of Skype for Windows 8.1, which is the version that was actually designed for Windows 8/8.1 and is the version that most people will assume you are talking about when you specifically mention how it affects Windows 8.1 apps as opposed to apps in general. A more accurate (yet perhaps less click-inducing) title would be “Skype Desktop Client Decreases Sounds of Other Windows Applications [Issue Resolved]”. That “8.1” hotword may get people to this page, but they’ll leave when they figure out it’s not what they’re looking for.

    • maddy December 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      If you do this for Skype’s desktop version then it will automatically work for Skype’s modern app. I have tried it on my Windows 8.1 pro and its working fine. If you are listening song in WMP and gets a Skype call from Skype’s modern app, then the song will stop running. You can simply open WMP and click the play button and your song and Skype both will run concurrently.

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