Automatic Volume Control Issues in Windows 7


I have too much sound on my Windows 7 computer when I am trying to make a phone call using the PC.

What can I do to sort this problem out?


OK, Windows 7 has a built-in feature for changing the system communication settings. Using this various settings, users can specify the desired volume control when they place or receive a telephone call in their PC!

Right-click the speaker icon on your taskbar > Select “Playback Devices”

Now select the “communications” Tab

As you will see in the following screenshot, any one of the following options can be set, by Windows 7, when it detects communication activity:

# Mute all other Sounds
# Reduce the volume of other sounds by 80%
# Reduce the volume of other sounds by 505
# Do nothing

Hope this help!

Kind Regards

Marc Liron – Ex-Microsoft MVP (2004-2010)
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