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Windows 7: How do I make my volume mute when my headphones come out?

27 Jul 2012   #1
briantheman890

windows 7 premium 64-bit
 
 
How do I make my volume mute when my headphones come out?

Hey so I have (what I think) is a basic question.

I listen to the radio on my work computer.
What I am trying to do is have it so the volume is on mute all the time, but when I plug in my headphones it un-mutes. Then if the cord comes out by accident it goes to mute without playing any sound.

I hope this makes sense and that someone can help.
It is a realtek audio, and I am using the front audio port (if that matters).


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27 Jul 2012   #2
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

To the best of my knowledge, there is no function for this native in windows. This function does exist in things like iPods via programming.
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28 Jul 2012   #3
metalrun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@briantheman890 - @poimetheus is right! there is no such function for this native in windows. This might be happening because of the radio software u r using on ur comp.
Just check if it happens while using some diff software like WMP/VLC/K-Lite Media Player Classic etc...
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28 Jul 2012   #4
DavidE

W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

In Sounds/Playback Devices can you disable the speakers and still hear audio using headphones?
I don't have headphones right now, but i can disable specific playback device(s).

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28 Jul 2012   #5
metalrun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
In Sounds/Playback Devices can you disable the speakers and still hear audio using headphones?
I don't have headphones right now, but i can disable specific playback device(s).

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bro he asked it happens automatically! he dont do anything! So im sure it only depends on the software he is using!
eg- now a days when u play a movie in vlc without headphones then sound is coming out of inbuild speakers but when u put the headphones then still sounds comes from the in-build speakers only! you have to stop the movie and play it again to get the headphones working!
i know this might not happen in all pc's but still it happens! so the problem is in software he is using...

Regards
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28 Jul 2012   #6
DavidE

W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I'm well aware of what was said.
Stated in the OP, this is a WORK computer.

Are you aware many companies do not allow employees to install software on a company PC?
Doing so can result in getting fired!

I asked a question to try and start to figure out if there might be an alternative to not risk that.
I also understand the need to not disrupt others at work by accidentally unplugging headphones and the speakers suddenly start blasting...

You may well be right, and i might be wrong...
But on a work PC i would not risk my job with your suggestion by installing un-authorized programs if that breaks company rules...

regards
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01 Aug 2012   #7
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Definitely look into disabling audio devices aside from the headphone jack though. At the very least, you won't be blasting coworkers away by accident.
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30 Jan 2014   #8
Superole

win7 enterprise 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalrun View Post
bro he asked it happens automatically! he dont do anything! So im sure it only depends on the software he is using!
bro, I think you're the one misunderstanding the question here; It is NOT something that happens automatically, but rather something he wants to happen automatically. I.e. it is not a software-problem, but a search for a feature in OS or elsewhere

We want our computers to remain silent externally when headphones are unplugged, even if music is still playing.
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21 Feb 2014   #9
zir786

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

i need this too
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