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Windows 7: Disable change of default audio output device when using BT

07 Oct 2015   #1
Raider82

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Disable change of default audio output device when using BT

Hey everyone.

Currently I'm using the Realtek on-board sound chip on my ASRock P67 Pro3 Sandy-Bridge generation board, plus I have connected a second screen (TV really) via HDMI to the nVidia GTX 670 graphics card.

A recent change in circumstances has required me to add another (wireless) device, which is mainly needed for the output of spoken language. For that reason I decided to buy an affordable Bluetooth soundbar with an integrated microphone, because the technology is both wireless and the quality of the speakers is hardly of importance for the required task.

I got the device paired successfully and the Bluetooth speakers are available to be chosen as an extra sound device. So far so good, but there's one problem: as soon as the Bluetooth connection is made, Windows decides without asking for my input by the way, to switch off the pair of headphones which are connected to the audio out on the mainboard and starts using the soundbar as the default audio output device on a system-wide level.

That's a nice feature actually for many circumstances, but I need to disable it somehow. Ideally, I would like the sound settings of Windows to remain exactly the same, no matter if a Bluetooth device capable of playing back audio is connected or not. When required, I would switch on the Bluetooth speakers and use a specific piece of software to work with that specific device.

Is a configuration like that possible on Windows 7? If so, what do I need to do to set this up? I've looked around in all the Bluetooth settings but didn't find anything that came close to being a solution to the problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Raider


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09 Oct 2015   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows will do this regardless by design but you can quickly swap back to it with audio switch.
https://code.google.com/p/audioswitch/
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...0k&usp=sharing
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12 Oct 2015   #3
Raider82

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for your reply.

I guess I could do the same on a command-line basis with NirCmd using a scheduled task. Is there any harm in setting it to run every x seconds? If so, is there a way to get the current default audio output device on the command-line?
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12 Oct 2015   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raider82 View Post
Thanks for your reply.

I guess I could do the same on a command-line basis with NirCmd using a scheduled task. Is there any harm in setting it to run every x seconds? If so, is there a way to get the current default audio output device on the command-line?
Your milage may vary. Creating a shortcut to change the default audio device in Windows
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