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Steam and iTunes

Discussion in 'Computers, Smartphones & Tablets' started by Northern Lights, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Perfection '11 Moderator Premium Member

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    So, I am currently on Steam and decided to alter the settings so that a sound wouldn't play whenever I got a message. The problem is that, as soon as I deselect the "play sound" option, my iTunes gets considerably quieter. I thought that maybe the song had just messed up, but the next few songs were really quiet too then, as soon as I ticked the box again, the volume went back up to normal.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Sombra

    Sombra Too selfless to care about others!

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    Credit to Google for finding this. Under the Windows Sound menu, same place where the Playback and Recording option tabs are, click the Communications tab. Select the option "Do Nothing" under "When Windows Detects Communication Activity." I had never heard of this problem, but I tested it on my system after reading your post. My behavior was a bit different. Whenever I changed the Play Sound option, the volume would reduce but then return to normal. It makes sense though, when you think about it.
     
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  3. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Perfection '11 Moderator Premium Member

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    That's that sorted, yeah. Thanks a lot, man!

    My Google search found nothing. Clearly not search engine savvy enough.