Windows 10: if I have multiple applications, one has lowered volume?

Discus and support if I have multiple applications, one has lowered volume? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey all, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 but I've got this weird feature where sometimes if I have more than one application that is using sound open... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Godric, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Godric Win User

    if I have multiple applications, one has lowered volume?


    Hey all, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 but I've got this weird feature where sometimes if I have more than one application that is using sound open at once, the second application will have it's volume lowered and I can't find a way to restore the proper volume level without closing one of the applications.
    For example, I was watching a video on YouTube, and had a game open at the same time, both were using sound, but the YouTube video was quieter, and I think a bit echoed slightly. As soon as I closed the game application, the YouTube video suddenly raised in volume back to the regular level.
    I looked around the settings on my computer, but I couldn't find anything that would account for this, and it doesn't always happen, so I'm not sure what to do.

    I'm using an Acer laptop, if that helps.

    :)
     
    Godric, Aug 23, 2015
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  4. CountMike New Member

    if I have multiple applications, one has lowered volume?

    If you can, go to Control Panel > Sound > Speakers > Properties > Advanced and uncheck: "Allow applications to take exclusive control" and/or "Give exclusive mode applications priority".
     
    CountMike, Aug 23, 2015
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