Lower or Mute System Sounds When in a Call on Windows 7

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Hi. You are watching VisiHow. Now imagine this situation, you are watching a video on YouTube and it is not very important, but suddenly you received a call, whether it is a Skype call, Viber call or any other type of communication. If you really have to answer it but you don't really have the time to pause the video or lower the sound, or you just don't want to lower them manually, then Windows 7 allows you to adjust the volume automatically making the caller more important.

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    To do so you need to go to the Control Panel, by tapping on the Start menu button.
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    Then click on the Control Panel.
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    Once the window is open, you need to click on Hardware and Sound.
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    You need to tap on Sound.
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    A new window will open.
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    Here we have several tabs and you need the Communication tab, click on this one time.
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    As you can see there are several options when Windows detects a communication activity, in my case it does nothing.
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    You can reduce the volume of other sounds by either 50%, 80% or just simply mute all other sounds except for the caller.
    Just choose your preference and click OK. In my case, I will choose to reduce the volume of other sounds by 80%.
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    Then tap OK.
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    Close the Control Panel, and enjoy your conversations.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to allow Windows 7 to automatically lower the volume of other sounds while we are using communication activity.
    Thank you for using VisiHow, if you have any comments or questions please leave them in the comment section below.
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