Windows 10: How to change device when plugged into the audio jack?

  1.    05 Apr 2016 #1

    How to change device when plugged into the audio jack?

    Whenever I plugged in my earphones, the notification would pop saying "You just plugged a device into the audio jack" With this, a window would pop up saying what kind of device I had plugged in and would give out the options: headphones, earphones, headphones with microphone, etc.

    I clicked on headphones with microphone and ticked the box "don't show this message again". But now, whenever I Skype with someone, they can hear the videos and music I'm listening too even with my earphones plugged in.

    How do I change the device from headset with microphone to just earphones? How can I make this pop up window open up again whenever I plug something into the audio jack? How can I change the settings?

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  2. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       06 Apr 2016 #2

    Try typing Sound in the search box them select change sound card settings. You can set the default playback device and recording device. You can also set one as the default communication device. See if that helps.
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  3. Night Hawk's Avatar
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       06 Apr 2016 #3

    Hello ariannakim Welcome to the Ten Forums!

    Even with ear buds, corded or wireless headphones being plugged in that only mutes speakers at your end and has nothing to do with what the microphone picks up for sounds in your immediate surroundings going over Skype to your contacts. The mic sensitivity would be the item of interest adjusted by the Windows sound mixer as far as Input by lowering the level down a bit

    The fast and easy option for getting to the Communication tab on the Control Panel>Sound> settings screen is a fast right click on the Volume control>Sound mixer option found right in the System notification area. Once the right click menu appears clicking on either Playback or Recording devices will bring up the settings screen where you then open the Communications tab to find options like muting background 80% if not muting everything as well as doing nothing which is the default there. For the 3rd party sound ware either for onboard if not an expansion card you may find a mixer there for lowering the mic level you can test actively to watch the pulsing decrease when lowering as well as increasing when raising it up.

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    The other option would be using a less sensitive microphone separate from the head set you have there or turning music, tv, etc. down or off when planning a live chat. When there is no sound in the background there's nothing for the mic to pick up. In the settings you can also mute the sounds Windows assigns to various functions as well.
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