Quote: Originally Posted by tman69
Thanks for the suggestion, although I can't get it to work.
I have figured out a way to switch the sound between speakers and headphones however. Right clicking on the volume control icon in the system tray, and selecting "playback devices" gives me the panel that I've attached to this message. I can highlight either of the top two choices (with the icons of the speaker and headphones respectively), and click on "Set Default", and ... Bingo. The sound instantly switches to the device I selected. (I don't even have to restart the media player for example). So this is great ... except that it takes 50 times to many mouse clicks. I want a way to do it via a single mouse click or keyboard key.
I realize that your suggestion (QuickSoundSwitch.exe) should allow me to do this, however when I run it and click on its icon in the system try, I see my 4 sound devices, and can put a checkmark next to any one of them ... yet this has absolutely no effect on the sound system. All it seems to do is move the check mark around!
I also tried a similar program called STADS (System Tray Audio Device Switcher). I had the exact same problem with this program. I can select any of the audio devices, but it changes absolutely nothing.
I also tried the command line versions of both of these programs (ulitmately I'll want to assign one of these command lines to a keyboard key), but the commands also had no effect.
This looks so simple it almost has to work ... yet it doesn't. So close yet so far.
Anybody have any ideas why I can't get either of these programs to work?
Since it works from the playback devices sound panel itself, another approach would be to write a macro to open this panel, select the desired output device and hit the "Set Default" button. I'm unfamiliar with windows macros however. Is there a macro generating program which is sophisticated enough to do such a thing without a huge programming effort?