Diablo® III

Game sounds while tabbed out?

90 Undead Warlock
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Can't hear my D3 when in another app. I sometimes search the web, reply to an IM, check email, etc. while I play D3. However, when I click out of D3, all sounds stop. Can't see an option to enable them while out of D3, unless I'm completely blind. Annoys me that it's like that.

I want to hear the sounds so I can hear when I get a whisper, friends sign on/off, get outbid in the AH, etc.
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Here is a trick I use when looking things up on my second monitor while playing D3. I like to hear what is going on so I don't die or an attack starts. This will work on Windows 7. I'm not sure if this works on any other OS though, I haven't tried it.

1) Under display, Screen MUST be set to either "Windowed" or "Fullscreen Windowed". Must be those two or it will not work.
2) Instead of alt-tabbing or minimizing the window to do other things on the computer, hit the windows key while in game. This should bring up the task bar at the bottom. Then select anything from the task bar and you will jump to that but keep the sound from Diablo 3 in the background.
3) Personal tip, I like to pick the show desktop button in the quick launch bar, but that's a personal preference.
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