Re: Setting Default Audio Output in Windows 10
Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
Laptops having only 1 audio/microphone combo jack is pretty much the norm now. If I plug speakers into my laptop the dialogue that was described comes up and I select Speaker Out and as soon as I press enter on that sound switches to the speakers.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You can't really make this the default since both the built-in speakers as well as whatever you plug into the audio jack use the internal soundcard, but of course as long as you leave your speakers plugged in Jaws and system sounds will come out of the external speakers, also, if you plug the speakers in before you power up the laptop sound should come from the external speakers. However, if you unplug the speakers while the laptop is running and sound switches to the internal speakers and you then plug the external speakers back in you have to again select them from the dialogue.
Alternatively you can also buy a USB to 3.5mm dongle on Amazon for about $8 or $10, these little devices plug into your USB port and have two 3.5mm ports on them, one for audio and one for microphone and they are recognized by Windows as a separate sound device. You can now, for example, go to the Jaws menus > Utilities > Soundcards and select the USB device there, this will instantly switch Jaws to whatever speakers you connect to it and system sounds will remain on the laptop's internal speakers.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: Setting Default Audio Output in Windows 10
I don't think you have a windows issue as much as you have a sound
driver issue. If it used to work before and does not work for you now,
I'd first try rolling back the sound card's driver in device manager.
Your ultimate solution if you can't roll back the driver is to connect
up a bluetooth speaker. Whenever I turn on my bluetooth headset, the
computer automatically switches to it, and all I had to do is pair it once.
On 12/16/2018 20:29, Peter Donahue wrote:
Good evening everyone,