When I play Street Fighter IV AE in Steam and I open or join a multiplayer game the volume of my music (e.g. iTunes, Spotify) gets lowered.

How can I prevent this?


This is windows reacting to a "telephone call" because someone has a microphone plugged in.

You can disable this "feature" like this:

  • Open Start -> Control Panel -> Sound
  • Switch to the Communications Panel
  • Select "Do nothing"

This will disable this feature for every application including Steam.

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