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Old 05-16-09, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default Dynamic volume in Windows 7

It looks like Windows 7 can set different sound volumes for different apps. I think Vista did it too but I neved had issues with it.

Now in 7 I have a problem: I load TeamSpeak and then I enter Left 4 Dead. As soon as we start a match, 7 decides that TeamSpeak volume is too high and it reduces it to around 20% (all appz are around 80%) so I can barely hear my teammates. I alt-tab out of the game and manually raise it to 80%, so I can play and talk normally.

But when we finish one level, surprise, at the start of the next level Windows 7 lowers volume of TeamSpeak again, so alt-tab again and raise volume.

Can this "feature" be disabled?

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