If you use your Windows 10 PC to make phone calls through applications such as Skype, Windows will automatically lower the volume level of other sounds by default while calling. Fortunately, it is possible to adjust or disable that function. Here’s how.
First, right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray. Select ̵
In the “Sound” window that appears, click the “Communication” tab.
Under the “Communications” tab, you will see several choices that allow you to decide what Windows does when it detects “communication activity,” in other words, when it thinks you are on a voice or video call. By default, Windows lowers the volume of other sounds by 80%, but you can also choose to mute other sounds by 50% or mute other sounds completely.
To turn the feature off completely, select ‘Do nothing’ and click ‘OK’.
After clicking “OK”, the “Sound” window will close. The next time you make or receive a call through your Windows 10 PC, your sound will not be muted while the other person is speaking. Have fun chatting!
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