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    Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10

    Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10

    How to Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10
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    13 May 2018
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    How to Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10


    The default audio playback devices is the device that Windows uses to output (play) sound.

    When you connect speakers, headphones, Bluetooth headset, or other audio devices to your PC, you can select which device you want to use by default.

    This tutorial will show you different ways to change the default audio playback (output) device for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Change Default Audio Playback Device from Volume icon on Taskbar
    • Option Two: Change Default Audio Playback Device from Settings
    • Option Three: Change Default Audio Playback Device from Sound Control Panel





    Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10
    Change Default Audio Playback Device from Volume icon on Taskbar

    1. Click/tap on the Volume icon on the taskbar notification area. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on the expansion arrow above the master volume control. (see screenshot below)

    You will not see an expansion arrow if you do not have multiple audio playback devices.

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    3. Click/tap on the playback device you want to use from the menu. Windows will then switch to it. (see screenshot below)

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    Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10
    Change Default Audio Playback Device from Settings


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17035.

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on Sound on the left side, and Choose your output device you want from the drop menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    You will not be able to choose if you do not have multiple audio playback devices.

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Default Audio Playback Device in Windows 10
    Change Default Audio Playback Device from Sound Control Panel

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Sound icon.

    If you like, you can open Run (Win+R), copy and paste the command below into Run, and click/tap on OK to directly open "Playback" devices in the Sound panel.

    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0

    2. Click/tap on the Playback tab, and perform one of the actions below you want to use to set the default playback device. (see screenshots below)
    • Right click or press and hold on the playback device, and click/tap on Set a Default Device.
    • Select a playback device, and either:
      • Click/tap on Set Default to set for both "Default Device" and "Default Communications Device".
      • Click/tap on the drop menu arrow to the right of Set Default, and click/tap on Default Device.
      • Click/tap on the drop menu arrow to the right of Set Default, and click/tap on Default Communication Device. This will not be the "Default Device"

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    3. Click/tap on OK when finished. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 12
    windows 10 pro
       13 Jan 2018 #1

    i dont even have option 2 maybe you now ??
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 29,408
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       13 Jan 2018 #2

    Hello bighair, :)

    Sorry, but Option Two is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17035,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 12
    windows 10 pro
       13 Jan 2018 #3

    thanks for that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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