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

  • It does so for me out of the box.
    – Joey
    May 6, 2010 at 23:01
  • @Johannes Do you use Windows XP and Foobar2000?
    – Jader Dias
    May 7, 2010 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, 2010 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+.

  • which version of Windows are you using?
    – Jader Dias
    May 10, 2010 at 19:55
  • These options continue to be available in "Control Panel > Sound" in Windows 10 Aug 29, 2019 at 13:50

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