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Windows 7: Automatic switch between Playback Devices

21 Jan 2009   #1
keffo

Win7 (7000)
 
 
Automatic switch between Playback Devices

Hey,

Not really sure about this one. Im struggling with automatic playback on devices. For example,

1) Headphones - I plug my phones in, and sound still comes from my PC (Before, it automaticlly switched to headphones)

2) HDMI - When I plug my HDMI cable, the same problem.

I have to manually choose what Playback Device too use. Should it be like this?

Br
keffo


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02 Mar 2010   #2
lollipox

win7
 
 

i have the same problem suddenly....

I have to switch the default playback device manually between headphones and speakers from the playback devices menu.

anyone know why or how to solve this problem?
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03 Mar 2010   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lollipox View Post
i have the same problem suddenly....

I have to switch the default playback device manually between headphones and speakers from the playback devices menu.

anyone know why or how to solve this problem?
Hi, maybe right click your mice on the iconed volume control in the taskbar =>options=> check the box all playback devices. And let uncheck the playback devices list that had appeared.

So, all your devices will appear and will switch on an automatic mode...
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07 Mar 2010   #4
lollipox

win7
 
 
:o

nope that didnt work... even if i uncheck the head phones and apply it, my headphones are still working
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27 Mar 2010   #5
lewisc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If you set the headphone to be the Default Device when you unplug them it should revert to the speakers and when you plug them back in it will go to the headphones. I just got a new pair of Logitech G35 headphones and doing that works for them.
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17 Feb 2015   #6
theinvid

Win 7 64 Home Premium
 
 
same issue

So, I'm having the same issue where I did not have this issue day before yesterday (and for the last few years)

All of a sudden when I unplug my headphones I hear nothing out of main speakers. The only device that will play audio now is the one set as default so I now have to switch between the speakers/headphones in the system settings to get sound.

Before this issue...sound would play out of my speakers unless i plugged in my headphones to the 3mm front audio port on my tower at which point it switched to the headphones like you would expect.

Any ideas on how to remedy this?

I've tried a system restore to an earlier point in the month but that did nothing.
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