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Windows 7: Auto switch to headphones from HDMI audio?


22 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Auto switch to headphones from HDMI audio?

I searched the threads and could not find my specific question, so I apologize if this is a repeat.

I have my LCD TV hooked up to my PC via HDMI cable for both video and audio. I occasionally plug in headphones into the front audio jack. I can manually switch the default sound to hear audio through my headphones, but otherwise I hear nothing. Is there anyway to have the audio automatically switch to my headphones when they're plugged in?

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Here's a picture of my sound devices when I right click on my volume and go to "Playback Devices." The top is my HDMI output (default), and the bottom is my speakers, which I only use when headphones are hooked up. I can click on speakers and then "Set Default" to change it, but there must be an automatic way. Any help here would be appreciated.




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22 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Plug the headphones into the monitor.
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22 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You will have to manually switch. You can only have one "default" playback device - the HDMI or the PC's speakers (and headphones).
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