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How to quickly switch between Speakers and Headphones in Windows!

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Ever get sick of having to dig through the Windows Task bar Volume Control Playback Devices options just to switch from your speakers to your headphones?

Here's the fastest way.

Download this nifty little Gadget for Windows and install and then set it up according to the instructions that come with it- http://defaultsound.tofran.com/

This works for Windows 7 straight off the bat. For Windows 10 there's one more step-
You will need this GadgetPack app that will allows Gadgets to run on Windows 10- http://8gadgetpack.net/

Install the the GadgetPack and then enable the Default Sound gadget through that.

Now you can switch between speakers and headphones straight off the Desktop with a single mouse-click!

http://scurvyshealthtech.blogspot.com/2016/02/how-to-quickly-switch-between-speakers.html
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You can do this in the control panel of good sound cards.

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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

You can do this in the control panel of good sound cards.
Not everyone has a good sound card that has an external pod. Most have onboard audio.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by MuscleBound View Post

Ever get sick of having to dig through the Windows Task bar Volume Control Playback Devices options just to switch from your speakers to your headphones?

Here's the fastest way.

Download this nifty little Gadget for Windows and install and then set it up according to the instructions that come with it- http://defaultsound.tofran.com/

This works for Windows 7 straight off the bat. For Windows 10 there's one more step-
You will need this GadgetPack app that will allows Gadgets to run on Windows 10- http://8gadgetpack.net/

Install the the GadgetPack and then enable the Default Sound gadget through that.

Now you can switch between speakers and headphones straight off the Desktop with a single mouse-click!

http://scurvyshealthtech.blogspot.com/2016/02/how-to-quickly-switch-between-speakers.html

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Originally Posted by MuscleBound View Post


Not everyone has a good sound card that has an external pod. Most have onboard audio.

 

I'm not talking about hardware. I'm talking about the software control panel. You just open it up and click to switch. It's simple.

 

The only reason why I am pointing this out is, you need to specifically state that this is for people who don't have this option with their sound card's control panel.

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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by MuscleBound View Post

Ever get sick of having to dig through the Windows Task bar Volume Control Playback Devices options just to switch from your speakers to your headphones?

Here's the fastest way.

Download this nifty little Gadget for Windows and install and then set it up according to the instructions that come with it- http://defaultsound.tofran.com/

This works for Windows 7 straight off the bat. For Windows 10 there's one more step-
You will need this GadgetPack app that will allows Gadgets to run on Windows 10- http://8gadgetpack.net/

Install the the GadgetPack and then enable the Default Sound gadget through that.

Now you can switch between speakers and headphones straight off the Desktop with a single mouse-click!

http://scurvyshealthtech.blogspot.com/2016/02/how-to-quickly-switch-between-speakers.html

Nice. thanks for posting I might well give it a try later thumb.gif
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Nice. thanks for posting I might well give it a try later thumb.gif

 

The Xonar's control panel has this option in it.

 

Sigh. This is why I posted.

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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I'm not talking about hardware. I'm talking about the software control panel. You just open it up and click to switch. It's simple.

The only reason why I am pointing this out is, you need to specifically state that this is for people who don't have this option with their sound card's control panel.
Even that involves 2-3 clicks at least. This is just one click on the desktop. tongue.gif
post #9 of 10
I just use Voicemeeter and mute my speakers manually whenever I want to not use it...
Pretty kool having the sound play at two different sources.
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

The Xonar's control panel has this option in it.

Sigh. This is why I posted.

My speakers are powered and have their own dac+amp, therefore are plugged into USB not the sound card. I know, my sound card is pretty much redundant these days lol.
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