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cant play music through youtube while i'm on the desktop?

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    cant play music through youtube while i'm on the desktop?


    It seems odd that the music stops playing when i alt tab to the desktop, im running google chrome. Is there any way to fix this?

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You got "Exclusive Mode" turned on for your audio device?

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    Try turning that on, or off, depending on how it is set in your system now.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Oh yah, if you are running Tiled Chrome, of course it will stop playing when you switch to desktop - Run Chrome in Desktop Mode.
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    windows 8


    Worked, thanks apon.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I get bogged up with that Exclusive mode, but it may have been simply you were using the Tile app, no tile app will continue running if you switch to desktop, unless you drag the desktop down into the Tile so it is split. But usually your resources will favour which tile is live, if you have Desktop open in the live half of the tile, and Chrome/Yootoob on the smaller portion, it won't allow Chrome to use your audio engine. Yo could always try it, open Chrome, start a Yootoob vid, then right click up in the upper left, Desktop will pop up. drag that into the Yootoob windows until a horizontal bar appears.
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cant play music through youtube while i'm on the desktop?
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