Can You Hear It Now?

Published On: 2018-01-31By:

Here is a quick blog to show you something I discovered that I didn’t know existed.

I was on a Skype call and noted that the presentation I had been watching was no longer audible. I tried messing with my volume, I made sure my sounds weren’t muted and played around with my speakers and still nothing. I could hear the skype call without issues, but I wanted to multitask and continue to listen to the presentation.

Finally, a light bulb went off and I thought maybe windows was “doing me a favor” and turning off all noises why I am on Skype. Sure, enough it was. If you look under your computer audio settings, you will notice a tab call Communications.  Based on the setting windows will turn off all sounds, lower the volumes or do nothing when it notes you are placing or receiving a call. Pretty nifty if you ask me.

Mine was set to the second option and had reduced my volume of other sounds to 80%. This made sense because I was still hearing some sound, just not much. I found it frustrating when trying to figure out what was “wrong” with my volume. Hopefully this quick blog post will help prevent any frustrations for you!


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