Low Volume feature in Windows 10/8/7 automatically lowers the volume

Windows 7 introduces a new feature that automatically reduces the speaker volume when any communications activity is detected. Windows 10/8/7 will adjust the volume of different sounds when you are using your PC to place or receive telephone calls. Some online games include the ability to use a microphone to talk to team-mates during online play. In this and similar case, Windows 7 automatically decreases the speaker volume.

Low Volume feature in Windows

However, if you don’t like this feature, and you wish to stop Windows from automatically lowering the volume, you can disable this Low Volume feature in Windows as follows:

Low Volume feature in Windows

Open Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Audio properties page > Communications tab.

The options available are:

  1. Mute all other sounds
  2. Reduce the volume of other sounds by 80%
  3. Reduce the volume of other sounds by 50%
  4. Do nothing.

Select Do Nothing from the available options, click Apply/OK and exit.

That’s it. You will have disabled this feature.

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