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Switch between front and rear panel audio output

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So, My earbuds aren't recognized as a playback device, so when i plug em in, speaker turn off, and vice versa... Is there a way to switch back and forth with a hotkey or something. I'd like to leave the headphones in all the time if possible yet switch back and forth.
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samsung 850 pro toshiba 2 tb optiarc bluray noctua u12 
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post #2 of 4
You cant, its a mechanical connection in the front jack. If you plug them in the back, then you can just turn your speakers off. Or just unplug your headphones to keep from blowing them at high volume.
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post #3 of 4
Your motherboard has Realtek onboard audio, am I right? You can access the Realtek HD Audio Manager (system tray icon) and change a setting in the Device Advanced Settings -> "Make front and rear output devices play two different audio streams simultaneously" instead of "Mute the rear output device..."

There's a screenshot somewhere here (as I'm too lazy to make a screenshot of my own):
http://www.techyv.com/questions/headphone-not-detected-new-computer
post #4 of 4
Oh yea thats right, my mobo does that. Maybe yours does to.
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