Change Windows Volume During Phone Calls

Written by Alan Saturday, 30 April 2011 06:00

Many of us have experienced that moment – you’re on an important phone call via Google Voice  and your Outlook chimes in to loudly alert you of a new email message.  Not only is it distracting, but it’s unprofessional.  By default, Windows 7 does lower the volume of these messages when it detects communication in progress, but it may not be strictly to every user’s taste.

The good news is that there’s a way of changing it.  In fact, there are a lot of options you can choose to alter the volume level of these alert messages.  Here’s how to do it quickly and easily.

1. In the System Tray right-click the Speaker icon and choose Sounds.

2. Click the Communications tab.

3. You now have options to change the system sounds while on a call.  You can mute sounds, reduce volume by 80% (the default), reduce volume by 50%, or do nothing.

4. When you are finished you can just click OK.

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