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.