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Windows 8 muting minimized windows.

  1. #1


    Australia
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, Windows 8

    Windows 8 muting minimized windows.


    I'm new to using windows 8 and I don't know if this a common problem but I like listening to YouTube in the background when I'm doing stuff in the foreground. However whenever I go and minimize Google Chrome it mutes that window, I have no idea how to solve this problem so that's why I'm seeking for advice from you guys.

    If someone can please help that'd be amazing!

    Kind Regards,

    Nathan

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  2. #2


    This does not sound like an "audio" problem but more an application problem. Try using Internet Explorer and see if it does it with that or not.
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  3. #3


    Australia
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, Windows 8


    You're right fireberd, it works fine in IE. Do you know anyway to fix the problem in Chrome or wouldn't have a clue?
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  4. #4


    Repost in one of the other forum sections, such as Browsers and see if someone has an answer.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Chrome Modes


    Hi,

    Check Google Chrome is not in Windows 8 mode.

    Click on top right (3 lines) and from the drop down menu, check whether it states 'Relaunch in Desktop Mode'.

    If is does, click on it. Google Chrome will then go into Desktop Mode. Sound should play when minimised now.

    Google has a psuedo Windows 8 App mode which I understand mutes sound when switching Apps.
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