Stopping Windows 10 from taking control of audio? 2018-06-07 13:46:44 I'm using Foobar2000 with my headphones plugged into the headphone output of a Thinkpad laptop. The audio will increase and decrease in level if I open another window, open settings in Foobar, etc. I have specifically turned off this feature in Windows but it still does it. Anyone have any other ideas for plugins I could install to bypass Windows mixer? I have an external DAC that I use "WASAPI event push Musical Fidelity V-Link" that goes to a DAC but that is only for when I am listening to speakers (no issues with volume there). I don't have a headphone amp connected to that DAC and it doesn't have a headphone output. I don't want to buy a headphone amp either since the headphone output on the Thinkpad laptop gets plenty loud enough and sounds fine.