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I have heard that Skype can mute other programs during calls. I would like to configure it to do so automatically.

I use Windows XP and Foobar2000

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It does so for me out of the box. – Joey May 6 '10 at 23:01
    
@Johannes Do you use Windows XP and Foobar2000? – Jader Dias May 7 '10 at 17:27
    
No. Since you edited that in merely six hours ago, I assumed Windows 7 and it's a Windows feature that Skype simply taps into. – Joey May 8 '10 at 0:07
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The best way I've found to do this on Windows is by going into Sound, under control panel (Control panel -> Sound) and then click on the "Communications" tab. There, you should see an option to "Mute All Other Sounds" during a call. This actually works with Skype 4.0+.

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which version of Windows are you using? – Jader Dias May 10 '10 at 19:55

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