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Windows 7: hotkey to disable an audio device of choice

04 Jan 2014   #11

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post

I can't emphasis this enough. keyword: "Disable"

In other words. I'm looking for a way to "Disable" (turn off) a device. I mentioned twice that I have a hotkey to switch audio devices already using NirCmd in which from that command-line tool i'm able to set between (or all) which device I want as default device and communication device, etc.

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04 Jan 2014   #12

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You would have to write the batch file to apply the registry changes, then setup a hotkey to invoke the batch file.

The Open and Set registry actions indicate the key you need to modify. After disabling, go into regedit and export that key. Do it again after you enable it again.

That should give you the registry changes you need to apply.
thanks what I did was found which of the 4 I highlighted made the change and it was the one listed with the description changing the DWORD value. How I made I signed it to a hotkey was sending it to desktop (as shortcut) and right-click properties to define the key combination.

only problem now is that it's always verifying yes/no if I want to go forth with the action. How do I disable that security? I tested it out and know it's safe.
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05 Jan 2014   #13

Windows 10 Pro X64

How are you applying the change? Are you using the reg command? If so, looks like the /F parameter is what you need.

C:\Users\rrkurtz>reg add /?

REG ADD KeyName [/v ValueName | /ve] [/t Type] [/s Separator] [/d Data] [/f]
[/reg:32 | /reg:64]

KeyName [\\Machine\]FullKey
Machine Name of remote machine - omitting defaults to the
current machine. Only HKLM and HKU are available on remote
FullKey ROOTKEY\SubKey
SubKey The full name of a registry key under the selected ROOTKEY.

/v The value name, under the selected Key, to add.

/ve adds an empty value name (Default) for the key.

/t RegKey data types
If omitted, REG_SZ is assumed.

/s Specify one character that you use as the separator in your data
string for REG_MULTI_SZ. If omitted, use "\0" as the separator.

/d The data to assign to the registry ValueName being added.

/f Force overwriting the existing registry entry without prompt.

/reg:32 Specifies the key should be accessed using the 32-bit registry view.

/reg:64 Specifies the key should be accessed using the 64-bit registry view.


REG ADD \\ABC\HKLM\Software\MyCo
Adds a key HKLM\Software\MyCo on remote machine ABC

REG ADD HKLM\Software\MyCo /v Data /t REG_BINARY /d fe340ead
Adds a value (name: Data, type: REG_BINARY, data: fe340ead)

REG ADD HKLM\Software\MyCo /v MRU /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d fax\0mail
Adds a value (name: MRU, type: REG_MULTI_SZ, data: fax\0mail\0\0)

REG ADD HKLM\Software\MyCo /v Path /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d ^%systemroot^%
Adds a value (name: Path, type: REG_EXPAND_SZ, data: %systemroot%)
Notice: Use the caret symbol ( ^ ) inside the expand string
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06 Jan 2014   #14

Windows 7 x64

I see, so forcing it using /f command.

Problem is skype doesn't recognize the change and I have to still manually switch the output so it doesn't matter. I ended up not needing this method.

Appreciate the help, hopefully others read and value that.
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06 Jan 2014   #15

Windows 10 Pro X64

Ah well, it was worth a try.
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