output sound easier switch?

Discussion in 'Sound Cards and Speakers' started by silv55, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. silv55

    silv55 Member

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    Hi guys; shouldn't be there by now an easier sound switch to switch between PC sound and output to HDMI? in Win or Linux,although have to say Linux has the easier sound switch
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015
  2. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    How are YOU switching sound in Windows? Unless we know how you are doing it, how can we suggest an easier way?
     
  3. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Usually HDMI takes priority over anything else. To switch it, simply open up the Sound window in Control Panel, right click the one you want, and choose Set as Default.
     
  4. silv55

    silv55 Member

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    Thanks i know about that, but what i'd like was make it with just 2 clicks,
     
  5. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Create a shortcut on your desktop to that section of the control panel. Should take maybe 5 seconds to get it switched.
     
  6. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    Right-click on the speaker icon in system tray, click Playback Devices, select which to use is the quickest way I know.
     
  7. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    That's even easier. Didn't know that was there.
     
  8. G80FTW

    G80FTW Active Member

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    I just plug and unplug my computer speakers to my front outputs on my case and my computer automatically swaps the outputs upon doing so from my HDMI to my PC speakers.
     
  9. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    That works too but some of us prefer not to plug/unplug things when we can do it with a few mouse clicks.
     
  10. silv55

    silv55 Member

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    Why aren't the outputs switches as easy as of a Tv?
     
  11. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Why are a few mouse clicks so hard for some people?
     
  12. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    You've expended more energy on this thread than you will in a lifetime of just switching it like we've suggested.
     

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