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Skype – How to prevent sound from being lowered during a call

Posted in Audio, Software, Windows with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Sirusdark

You may have noticed that when you make a call or answer one in Skype, your global Windows sound may lowered in order let you to hear the call better. Often, this behavior may not be desirable. So here’s how to modify the default settings!

Windows, not Skype

First of all, you must understand that it’s NOT Skype that’s turning down da volume, it’s actually Windows: it detects conferencing/phone call applications (aka Skype) and reduces the overall volume when one is used. This can sometimes messed up online videos volume, live/streaming video feeds volume, etc. which may require a browser restart to get the volume back to normal. That’s just one of the numerous reasons you may not want this behavior.

Windows Sound Settings

Here’s where you can change the settings to fit your specific usage:

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Communications tab

Windows Skype Sound

Enjoy!

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List of all Windows keyboard shortcuts

Posted in Windows with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2013 by Sirusdark

Here are links to Windows keyboard shortcuts. I STRONGLY recommend you start using your keyboard more: reduced wrist strain, increased productivity, you’ll reap the benefits in minutes. After a week or two, it’s for life.

Note that almost all shortcuts works on any Windows versions and are often very similar to other systems (Linux or Mac).

Windows XP Home & Pro

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301583

Windows Vista

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/keyboard-shortcuts#keyboard-shortcuts=windows-vista

Windows 7

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/keyboard-shortcuts#keyboard-shortcuts=windows-7

Windows 8 & RT

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/keyboard-shortcuts

 

Enjoy!

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