Prevent music getting quiet when the app is not “active” in Windows 8

Prevent music getting quiet when the app is not “active” in Windows 8

If you are having an issue where the music volume decreases significantly when you exit the app, this may resolve your issue:

  1. Right click on speaker icon in system tray, select Sounds
  2. Under communications tab, select “Do Nothing” when windows detects communications activity

Apps like Skype and Steam are likely the culprit as they both support voice chat.


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