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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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2.10. Reduce System Volume When Making a Phone Call

If you use your computer to place outgoing phone calls or receive incoming phone calls, you can configure Windows 7 to automatically reduce the system volume when you are on a call.

If you use your PC to listen to music or watch TV, you probably turn down the volume when you are about the make a call, or when a call comes in. Unfortunately, your computer might still make error message sounds or other noises while you are on the phone, so many people turn down or mute the system volume for phone calls.

If you use your PC to place and receive phone calls, you can take advantage of the fact that Windows 7 can recognize this phone activity. Specifically, you can configure Windows 7 to automatically ...

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