How to Stop my PC Volume from Turning Itself Down
I'm listening to streamed music and suddenly the volume turns itself down without having touched anything. What happened? I put it back up and when I stop paying attention the volume of your PC is suddenly lowered again. Sounds familiar?
No, there aren't any ghosts in the house... turns out I just have to modify a setting in the volume parameters of my computer. Wait no more: in this OneHowTo article I explain how to stop my PC volume from turning itself down.
Are you saying "my PC volume turns itself down" as well? Do you know which button to press to stop this from happening?
You've probably already pressed all the buttons on the PC you can think of once or even twice, for good measure. Surely you've pressed the speaker icon at the bottom right corner of the Windows tool bar, but you still can't find an option that solves the problem, right?
No problem, we have your solution!
In fact, if you open the "Volume mixer" by right-clicking on the speaker icon, you'll probably find the problem already: most of the time the volume of your PC is turned down for particular applications or programs such as Google Chrome or other navigators.
It is for that reason that when you are listening to music or watching videos and suddenly the volume goes down the volume controller still appears to be in the same place.
Anyway, you'll be thinking: let's stop going on about it. Instead, explain to me how to stop my PC volume from turning itself down.
Start by right-clicking on the speaker icon in the Windows bar, the one next to the clock as seen in the first screen capture. When the drop-down menu appears, select the "Sounds" option.
As soon as you open the new window opens, you must select the "Communications" tab at the top right (by default it will open in "Sounds") and once there choose the option "Do nothing".
This will stop your PC volume from turning itself down. To finish, you will have to press the OK button below. From now on you will have no more mysterious conflicts with the volume controller: it will be you who controls at what level you hear sounds on your computer.
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